Necroscia punctata "Dong Nai"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

 

General Informations

  • provenience: Dong Nai NP (Vietnam)
  • collected by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium) and Jérome Constant (Belgium) in 2012
  • taxonomic evaluation by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium)
  • F1 CB culture by Oskar Conle (Germany) in 2013
  • further taxonomical informations ➤ phasmida.speciesfile.org
  • this is a pure culture, and serious breeders will not mix it with cultures of a different provenience

Females

  • 8 - 8.5 cm
  • coloful, bright green with yellow

Males

  • 6 - 6.5 cm
  • colorful, bright green with few red patches

Food Plants

  • Hypericum
    very well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
    moderately well accepted by nymphs and adults, can be a substitute for Hypericum in winter
  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    moderately well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • hazelnut (Corylus avellana)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • both males and females can fly very well
  • the try to run or fly away when they feel threatened
  • eggs (about 6 mm long) are stuck into a substrate, e.g. a thick layer of kitchen paper on the cage floor
  • about 5 - 8 eggs per female and week
  • for incubation, eggs are best stuck into damp peat or moss
  • incubation time about 4 months at 20 - 23 °C
  • incubation with the HH-method (on slightly damp sand) works too
  • a high humidity (> 70% rH) seems to be important
  • one can spray them regularly with chlorine-free water, but the water should dry up again
  • if Hypericum is availalble (especially in winter too), then this is an easy species

useful Informations

 

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