New or rarely cultured Phasmid species

Please note - no shipments until end of January 2017

More species will be added to the list below as they become available. So stay tuned and check this site every now and then. Or subscribe to my Mailing List

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care sheets for more than 200 phasmid species

Bruno Kneubuehler   (Switzerland, Email)

 

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  •  more new and interesting species in 2017 - sneak preview without further details 

 

a healthy and peaceful 2017 to all of you

 

 Price List➤  click species name for detailed care sheet with many photos
➤  difficulty:  1 = very easy ....  5 = very difficult

 

no species available for the moment, please check back by mid or end of January ...

 

These 26 species have been available during 2016         (red = maybe again available in 2017)
Bactrododema hecticum "Windhoek", Calvisia conicipennis "Mulu", Calvisia marmorata "Mulu", Calvisia sp. "Dong Nai", Dinophasma saginatum "Mulu", Dajaca napolovi "Ba Vi", Graeffea crouanii "Suva-Pacific Harbour", Hesperophasma sp. "La Ciénaga", Lamachodes sp. "Nui Chua, yellow stripe", Lonchodes sp. "Ba Be", Lonchodes sp. "Imugan Falls", Lopaphus albopunctatus "Ba Vi", Marmessoidea quadriguttata "Kubah", Medaurini sp.2 "Ba Vi", Micadina sp.1 "Ba Vi", Necroscia robustior "Me Linh BDS", Neoclides buescheri "Bako", Ophicrania palinurus "Bagacay", Orthomeria sp. "Kubah", Phaenopharos sp. "Kirirom", Phryganistria grandis "Cham Chu", Phyllium jacobsoni (Nongkodjadjar, East-Java), Pseudodatamini sp. "Nosy Be", Pseudosermyle sp. "Cuezalan", unident. ABC "Nui Chua", Trachyaretaon sp. "Imugan Falls"
 

 

 Ordering Infos       (Bruno Kneubuehler)

  ›  send me your order via email (gopala@bluewin.ch) or Facebook
  ›  shipping costs:  non-registered =  free,  registered = 8 € Europe / 9 € worldwide
  ›  payment:  Paypal (preferred, customer accepts PP fee) or banc transfer
  ›  with your payment you accept my Terms and Conditions

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens to the profit ?

Profit is used to support research trips by fellow entomologists and to bring new species in culture

Exchange
Exchange is possible, against species which are of interest to me

How many eggs are needed to start a culture ?
I recommend to start a new culture with at least 30 eggs

When will it be too cold (winter) or too hot (summer) for shipment ?
The LTD-Method shows that phasmid eggs are resilient against rather low temperatures. And the postal shipment process is mainly be an "indoor" process. Still it's important that the recipient makes proper arrangements so that the eggs won't be exposed to very low (or high) temperatures upon delivery at home. Obvioiusly a weather exposed letter box is risky !
btw, I am receiving eggs all year round, summer and winter ...

Will shipments have a special cold-proof protection during winter ?
my shipments have no specific protection against cold. It is the recipients sole decision whether or not to accept the risk of shipping eggs during winter (or summer)

What is the delivery time for your shipments within Europe ?
Normally it takes 3 - 7 days. Yet in rare cases it can take up to two week, for unknown reasons. But this should not be a problem for the eggs

Why do I have to pay a Paypal fee ?
Money transfer is not for free, neither with Paypal nor by banc transfer. Usually banc transfer costs are higher than the Paypal fee (which is about 4% + 0.5 €)

Will you offer the species on your list again next year ?
No, most species won't be on offer again next year

Why do we keep cultures pure according to their provenience ?
Life on our planet is amazingly diverse. And recent scientific discoveries suggest that biodiversity has been underestimated... Experienced naturalists are not surprised that there are more or less apparent differences (morphology, genetics, biology, behaviour) between geographically well seperated phasmid populations. But whether or not these differences finally qualify for different populations to be recognized as the same or different species, that is up to debate. A debate which is mainly influenced by the taxonomist's personal gusto, as there is no absolute species concept. Each species concept is merely an artificial attempt to read nature's mind - with our incomplete and biased human understanding

Breeders can honor nature's astounding diversity by keeping phasmid cultures pure according to their provenience (geographical origin). And who knows what future in-depth studies will bring to the light of taxonomic knowledge, with regard to cryptic species, sibling species and the ever changing and challenging understanding "what on earth is a species anyway ?"

What about the "no-selling" rule ?
Who cares about narrow-minded rules

Why are you so f***ing expensive?
15 - 20 € for a new culture is too much, really? Yet you spend loads of money for your mobile phone, holidays, cloths and clubbing

Feedback
For any feedback, suggestions or complaints please email me

Bruno Kneubuehler