Eggs of newly or rarely cultured Phasmid species
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Bruno Kneubuehler (Switzerland)
| 08. 04. 2016|| |
| ➤ unident. ABC "Nui Chua"|
robust, medium-sized, rather colorful new species, ♀ up to 13 cm, ♂ 6 cm, very easy on bramble and hypericum
| 17. 03. 2016|| |
| ➤ Necrosciinae sp. "Padangbai" (Bali)|
new, small species, ♀ 6 cm, ♂ 4 cm, very easy on
General Ordering Infos
· shipment against prepayment
· please note that registered shipments are more frequently checked by customs
· first come first served ( ... while stock lasts)
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to the profit ?
profit is used to support research trips by fellow entomologists
exchange is possible, against species which are of interest to me
Culture status of the species offered
some of the species offered here are being bred for the first generation (F1)
only. Thus their culture status is be considered as not yet fully established
How many eggs are needed to start a new culture ?
I recommend to start a new culture with at least 30 eggs
When will it be too cold for shipment ?
the LTD-Method shows that phasmid eggs are astoundingly rather resilient
against low temperatures. And I am receiving eggs all year round, during
winter too. Therefore it seems that it is quite safe to send phasmid eggs
even during winter time. But is very important to make the arrangements so
that the eggs won't be exposed to very low temperatures (or high temperatures
durin summer !) upon delivery ! A weather exposed letter box is no good idea.
But ultimately it is fully at your own discretion to decide whether you take the
risk to order phasmid eggs during winter time.
Will you offer these species again next year ?
most species I won't offer again next breeding season
Why should we keep cultures pure according to their provenience ?
Life on our planet is amazingly diverse. And it does not come as a surprise
that there are indeed more or less apparent differences (morphology, biology,
behaviour) between geographically well seperated populations, which
belong to the same species according to contemporary taxonomic rules and
We can honor nature's astounding diversity by keeping phasmid cultures
pure according to their provenience. And who knows what future in-depth
studies will bring to the light of taxonomic knowledge, with regard to
subspecies, cryptic species, sibling species and the ever changing and
challenging understanding "what the heck is a species after all ?"
any feedback, suggestions or complaints are very welcome (Email)