Phasmid Study Group

Today I am on my way to London, to the Natural History Museum for the Annual General Meeting of the Phasmid Study Group. They are a group of people who are dedicated to the study of Phasmids – Stick and Leaf Insects. This meeting is a good opportunity to meet new people, find out some more information about Phasmids (I am always hungry for more knowledge – you can never learn or research too much!) and get some new livestock. There is a species exchange which takes place at the…

Feeding Stick Insects

Stick Insects are extremely easy to feed. And very cheap! The majority of stick insects will feed on plants readily available nearby. If the food is not available near you, you should reconsider keeping them, however if you go for a walk in your local park, and down your street, you are almost guaranteed to find food for one or more species. Food should not be collected from the side of the road. Roadside verges are often sprayed with pesticides, which are designed to kill insects. This would of course…