Prosentoria sp. "Bidoup Nui Ba"
(by Bruno Kneubuehler)

 

General Informations

  • provenience: Bidoup Nui Ba NP (Vietnam)
  • collected 2014 by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium) and Jérome Constant (Belgium)
  • taxonomic evaluation by Joachim Bresseel (Belgium)
  • F1 CB culture by Bruno Kneubuehler (2014)
  • 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

  • big, long-legged, slender species
  • 15.5 - 17.5 cm
  • usually dark reddish-brown
  • some females are greenist at first, then turn light brown
  • very long subgenital plate
  • some females have two spines on their head, whilst other haven't
  • strongly spiny legs
  • short antennae

Males

  • very slender, long-legged
  • 9.5 - 10.5 cm
  • short antennae
  • light brown with some greenish areas
  • spiny legs
     

Food Plants

  • bramble (Rubus spp.)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults
  • hazelnut (Corylus avellana)
    well accepted by nymphs and adults

Breeding, Behaviour

  • active mainly during the night
  • they feign death when touched
  • eggs just drop to the ground
  • about 10 - 15 eggs per female and week
  • incubation (HH-method on slightly damp sand) about 3.5 - 4.5 months at 20 - 23 °C
  • eggs of this species are very prone to get mouldy, and it is difficult to avoid this. Yet a thin mould layer does not affect the hatching ratio negatively
  • nymphs hatch during the night
  • a humidity of about 60 - 70 % seems to be good enough for this species
  • one can spray them regularly with chlorine-free water, but the water should dry up again
  • easy to breed

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