New or rarely cultured Phasmids

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Bruno Kneubuehler   (Switzerland, Email)

 

 News
  • 27.08.
    no more available ▷  Lonchodes sp. "Imugan Falls", Medaurini sp.2 "Ba Vi"
     
  • 19.08. 2016
    new ▷  Orthomeria sp. "Kubah", Graeffea crouanii (Suva-Pacific Harbour)
    no more available ▷  Ophicrania palinurus "Bagacay", Pseudosermyle sp. "Cuezalan"
     
  • 04.08. 2016
    Lamachodes sp. "Nui Chua, yellow stripe"
     
  • 27.07. 2016
    Neoclides buescheri "Bako" (sexual stock !)

 

 Price List  (click species name for detailed care sheet with many photos)

 

Bactrododema hecticum "Windhoek"   (F1)

· big, sturdy, bark-colored species
· ♀ up to 16 cm, ♂ ≈ 12 cm
· quite easy on bramble or Salal
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Calvisia conicipennis "Mulu"   (F2)

· contrasty bark-like coloration
· small, ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· easy on Hypericum
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Dajaca napolovi "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· small, sturdy species from Vietnam
· ♀ 5.5 cm, ♂ 3.5 cm
· easy on strawberry, Salal
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

 Graeffea crouanii "Suva-Pacific Harbour"  (F2)

· winged species from Fiji
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ ≈ 7 cm
· easy on palm leaves
  price:  30 eggs = 18 €  (only 1 lot left)

Lamachodes sp. "Nui Chua, yellow stripe"  (F3)

· medium sized, rather colorful, jumpy
· ♀ 9 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· very easy on privet, Hypericum
 price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Lonchodes sp. "Ba Be"   (F1)

· medium sized, rather colorful species
· ♀ 12 cm, ♂ 9.5 cm
· very easy on bramble
 price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Lopaphus albopunctatus "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· colorful, medium sized, gracile species
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ 8 cm
· easy on bramble, Hypericum
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Marmessoidea quadriguttata "Kubah"   (F2)

· colorful, medium sized species
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ 8 cm
· quite easy on Salal
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Micadina sp. 1 "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· colorful, active, small species
· ♀ 7.5 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· easy on oak, more difficult on bramble
  price:  40 eggs = 13 €

Neoclides buescheri "Bako"   (F3)

· cryptic, branch-mimicing species
· ♀ 10 cm, ♂ 6.5 cm
· feed on Salal
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Orthomeria sp. "Kubah"   (F2)

· colorful, active species
· ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· feed on nettle
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Phaenopharos sp. "Kirirom"   (F1)

· medium sized species with red micro-wings
· ♀ ≈ 12 cm, ♂ 9 cm
· very easy on bramble
  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Phyllium jacobsoni (Nongkodjadjar)   (F8)

· pure culture from Nongkodjadjar (East Java)
· ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 5 cm
· very easy on bramble
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Phryganistria grandis "Cham Chu"   (F1)

· very big species, rather colorful males
· ♀ up to 26 cm, ♂ up to 23 cm
· easy on bramble
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Pseudodatamini sp. "Nosy Be"   (F4)

· parthenogenetic, egg-glueing species
· ♀ 7.5 cm, from Madagascar
· very easy on bramble
  price:  30 eggs = 15 € (few eggs only)

unident. ABC "Nui Chua"   (F3)

· robust, rather colorful new species
· ♀ ≈ 13 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· very easy on bramble, Hypericum
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

 

 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) or banc transfer    (cheques or money-by-letter are NOT accepted)
  ›  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

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

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 even eggs of tropical phasmids are astoundingly resilient against rather low temperatures. And I am receiving eggs all year round, during winter too. Therefore it seems to be quite safe to send phasmid eggs by mail even during winter time. Neverthelss it is important to make arrangements so that the eggs won't be exposed to very low temperatures (or high temperatures during summer) upon delivery. A weather exposed letter box is risky ...

Will you offer these species again next year ?
most species won't be on offer again next year

Why should cultures be kept pure according to their provenience ?
life on our planet is amazingly diverse. And it does not come as a surprise that there are more or less apparent differences (morphology, biology, behaviour) between geographically well seperated populations. But all too often our morpho taxonomists don't have enough material for a detailed comparison. So no wonder it is difficult for them to recognize these differences

Breeders 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 cryptic species, sibling species and the ever changing and challenging understanding "what is a species after all ?

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Bruno Kneubuehler

 


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