New or rarely cultured Phasmid species

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Bruno Kneubuehler   (Switzerland, Email)

 

 News
  • 15. September - newly available species:
    Calvisia marmorata "Mulu"    (few eggs only)
    Extatosoma tiaratum "Innisfail"
    Hesperophasma sp. "La Ciénaga"
    Necroscia robustior "Me Linh BDS"
    Trachyaretaon sp. "Imugan Falls"
     
  • the following species are no more available:
    Bactrododema hecticum "Windhoek", Lamachodes sp. "Nui Chua, yellow stripe", Lonchodes sp. "Imugan Falls", Medaurini sp.2 "Ba Vi", Ophicrania palinurus "Bagacay", Pseudosermyle sp. "Cuezalan", unident. ABC "Nui Chua"

 

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

 

Calvisia conicipennis "Mulu"   (F2)

· contrasty bark-like coloration, Borneo
· small, ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· food plant: Hypericum
· difficulty: 1
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Calvisia marmorata "Mulu"   (F2)

· very colorful, winged species, Borneo
· small, ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 4.5 cm
· food plant: Cherry Laurel, Salal
· difficulty: 3

  price:  40 eggs = 25 €  (few eggs only)

Dajaca napolovi "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· small, sturdy species, Vietnam
· ♀ 5.5 cm, ♂ 3.5 cm
· food plant: strawberry, Salal
· difficulty
: 2

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Extatosoma tiaratum "Innisfail"   (F2)

· very sturdy, spiny, pure culture, Australia
· ♀ 12 - 13 cm, ♂ ≈ 10 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Graeffea crouanii "Suva-Pacific Harbour"  (F2)

· winged species, Fiji
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ ≈ 7 cm
· food plant: palm leaves
· difficulty: 1
  (if their food plant is available)
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €  (only 1 lot left)

Hesperophasma sp. "La Ciénaga"  (F2)

· sturdy, winged males, Dominican Republic
· ♀ 7 cm, ♂ ≈ 6 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Lonchodes sp. "Ba Be"   (F1)

· rather colorful species, Vietnam
· ♀ 12 cm, ♂ 9.5 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

 price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Lopaphus albopunctatus "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· colorful, gracile species, Vietnam
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ 8 cm
· food plant: bramble, Hypericum
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Marmessoidea quadriguttata "Kubah"   (F2)

· colorful, well flying species, Borneo
· ♀ 11 cm, ♂ 8 cm
· food plant: see care sheet
· difficulty
: 3

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Micadina sp. 1 "Ba Vi"   (F1)

· colorful, active, small species, Vietnam
· ♀ 7.5 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· food plant: see care sheet
· difficulty
: 3

  price:  40 eggs = 13 €

Necroscia robustior "Me Linh BDS"   (F1)

· fully winged species, Vietnam
· ♀ 9 cm, ♂ ≈ 7 cm
· food plant: privet
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Neoclides buescheri "Bako"   (F3)

· cryptic, branch-mimicing species, Borneo
· ♀ 10 cm, ♂ 6.5 cm
· food plant: see care sheet
· difficulty
: 3

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Orthomeria sp. "Kubah"   (F2)

· colorful, active species, Borneo
· ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 6 cm
· food plant: nettle
· difficulty
: 2

  price:  30 eggs = 15 €

Phaenopharos sp. "Kirirom"   (F1)

· medium sized, red micro-wings, Vietnam
· ♀ ≈ 12 cm, ♂ 9 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Phyllium jacobsoni (Nongkodjadjar)   (F8)

· pure culture from Nongkodjadjar (East Java)
· ♀ 7 cm, ♂ 5 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Phryganistria grandis "Cham Chu"   (F1)

· very big, rather colorful males, Vietnam
· ♀ up to 26 cm, ♂ up to 23 cm
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 2
  (need a very big cage)
  price:  30 eggs = 13 €

Pseudodatamini sp. "Nosy Be"   (F4)

· parthenogenetic, egg-glueing species
· ♀ 7.5 cm, from Madagascar
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  25 eggs = 13 €  (few eggs only)

Trachyaretaon sp. "Imugan Falls"   (F1)

· parthenogenetic, contrasty colored, spiny
· ♀ 7 - 8 cm, from the Philippines
· food plant: bramble
· difficulty
: 1

  price:  25 eggs = 13 €

 

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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. Exept for parthenogenetic cultures, here 20 - 25 eggs might be enough

When will it be too cold for shipment ?
The LTD-Method shows that even eggs of tropical phasmids are astoundingly resilient against rather low temperatures. Therefore it seems to be quite safe to send phasmid eggs by mail even during winter time. Neverthelss it is important to make proper 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 ...  I am receiving eggs all year round, summer and winter

Will you offer these species again next year ?
Most species I won't be breeding again, so they 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. Nowadays it seems as if biodiversity has been greatly underestimated. Thus an experienced naturalist isn't surprised that there are more or less apparent differences (morphology, genetics, biology, behaviour) between geographically well seperated phasmid populations to be found. Whether or not these differences finally qualify for different populations to be recognized as 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 or 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 ?"

Feedback
For any feedback, suggestions or complaints please email me

Bruno Kneubuehler

 


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