Macellina dentata "Nui Chua"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

 

General Informations

  • provenience: Nui Chua NP (Vietnam)
  • collected in 2014 by Joachim Bresseel (Vietnam) and Jérome Constant (Belgium)
  • taxonomic evaluation by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium)
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler (2014)
  • further taxonomical informations ➤ phasmida.speciesfile.org

Females

  • 9 - 10 cm
  • very filigree

Males

  • 6.5 - 7.5 cm
  • very filigree

Food Plants

  • Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    moderatly accepted by adults
  • Hypericum
    very well accepted by nymphs and adults (info by Niels Courtens)

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • the long (about 1 cm) and very fraglie eggs are glued by the females in all sorts of cracks
  • about 7 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 6 - 8 weeks at 20 - 23 °C
  • nymphs are very fragile, therefore they should not be kept with other species
  • a high humidity seems to be essential (>80%), especially for small nymphs
  • one can spray them regularly with chlorine-free water, but the water should dry up again
  • if kept humid, this seems to be a really easy and elegant species

useful Informations

 

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