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⨂ Lichen Stick Insect, (Extatosoma tiaratum "Innisfail")

⨂ Lichen Stick Insect, (Extatosoma tiaratum "Innisfail")

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Common name - Lichen Stick Insect "Innisfail"
Scientific name - Extatosoma tiaratum "Innisfail"

This listing is for 5 EGGS, of a beginner-friendly species of stick insect. This is a very popular species due to their large size and cryptic body that helps them to blend in with the vegetation in the wild. When feeling threatened, females will curl their abdomen up to mimic the pose of a scorpion. These are however completely harmless and easy to handle. 

This is a special bloodline collected from Innisfail in Australia, which are genetically predisposed towards exhibiting the lichen and green phenotypes. Depending on the conditions the nymphs are kept in, they can adopt a variety of different morphs such as a black + white lichen morph, a green morph, a common brown morph, etc.

These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection, with this stock originating from Innisfail, Australia. The food plants for this species are bramble, raspberry, oak, beech, etc.

These eggs come from females of a mixture of different morphs. To recreate the lichen morph specifically with these eggs, the hatchlings will require lichen & bright light in their enclosure to increase the chances of them adopting the lichen morph gradually as they shed their skin and become older. Without these prompts, the next generation will revert to the common brown morph or adopt the green morph (photo 2).

Stick Insect Egg Incubation Guide:

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