Carlius fecundus "Farino"
(by Bruno Kneubühler)

 

General Informations

  • provenience: Farino (New Caledonia)
  • collected by a local insect enthusiast
  • ID by Frank Hennemann and Oskar Conle
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler (2014)
  • further taxonomical informations ➤ phasmida.speciesfile.org
  • this is a pure culture, and serious breeders are asked to not mix it with cultures of a different provenience

Females

  • slender species
  • 7.5 cm
  • some females are reddish-brown
  • other females are greenish at first, then turn brown later on
  • two white tubercles on the mesothorax, which are not arranged symmetrically

Males

  • slender too
  • about 5 cm
  • brown
  • few males are all green
  • fully winged
  • two white tubercles on the mesothorax, which are not arranged symmetrically

Food Plants

  • Hypericum
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
    well accepted by nymphs (L2 and older) and adults
  • beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    moderatly accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • they usually feign death when touched
  • although males are fully winged, they fly seldomly
  • eggs are stuck into a substrate, e.g. humid kitchen paper
  • a sand-filled (about 3 cm high), shallow box is also well accepted for oviposition. But the box in a corner of the cage. Eggs have to be sieved out of the sand once per week (to prevent that they dry out)
  • about 15 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 2 - 3 months at 20 - 23°C
  • nymphs hatch during the night
  • a humidity of about 80+ % seems to be good for this species
  • easy to breed in my experience

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