Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most FAQ, as well as some
just plane funny ones:
1.) "Do the eggs grow or just stay the same
size"... No, they stay the same size.
2.) "Do Phasmids eat their ova after hatching?"...
3.) "Did you ever had Phasmids stuck on the
Bramble's spike?"... I observed it ones with
a female Extatosoma tiaratum. She was full of eggs,
so the weight of the eggs cause the abdomen to drop
to the ground, where that happened. Since then,
I always clean the substrate from any kind of sharp
4.) "Can I put my Stick Bugs in with my Leaf
Bugs?"... It is not recommended. Often, a Stick
Bug will think that a Leaf Bug is a leaf, and nibble
9.) "I have too many Stick bugs, how do I
get rid of some?"... The best way is to Freeze
them for 48 hours to ensure that any parasites that
they may contain, do not get transmitted into the
wild, or by Microwaving for at least 10 min. This
goes for all of the garbage that is taken out of
the cage, such as: Substrate, Branches, Leafs, Frass,
and even old Cages. A single ova (egg) if thrown
out, can reproduce into hundreds with in a year
of time. Always make sure to follow the Rules and
Regulations of your Government, to ensure a safe
and bright future for indigenous species.
10.) "How do you sex phasmids like E. calcarata?"...
E. calcarata are very easy to sex. The females in
this specie have Ova Depository needles, males do
not. Also, males have huge needle on their hind
11.) "My phasmid have pricked it self on a
needle. Will it die?"... It all depends of
the extend of the puncher wound. Generally, a talcum
powder can be put on the wound to help it seal back
12.) "I got mould on my ova, how can i remove
it?"... Make a Tea out of Oak leafs, take a
q-tip, and carefully rub it off the ova with the
oak tea. Oak tea will also prevent mould from growing
on the ova for quite some time after words.
Food/ feeders related questions:
1.) "With the bramble, is that a white flower
or berries??"... First comes flowers then berries
1.) "My snake seems to struggle when going
to washroom."... Add some Gray Fruit juice
in its water.
Also, check this website out, to find your nearest
Herp Vet http://www.herpvetconnection.com/
2.) "My snake got some old skin stuck, is
it safe to pull it off?"... No, never attempt
to pull any skin off as it will hurt the animal.
Just mist it with some water or soak it in water
for ten minutes and the shed should come right off.
If it is still stuck, consult your herp vet.
3.) "My snake have just regurgitated, what
should I do and why did this happen?"... Make
sure that your snake has fresh water to drink because,
snakes that have regurgitated have a tendency to
dehydrate. In some cases pedialite (sp?) a product
that is used to re-hydrate infants with diarrhoea
etc. is used or unflavoured gatoraide. Mix it in
with the drinking water to help re-hydrate the animal.
It's either ZooMed or ExoTerra that makes a straight
electrolyte product which you mix with the drinking
water. Do not feed your snake for the next 10-14
days to let its asides to build up. After 10-14
days, give your snake a smaller food size then you
usually give it, and wait till it poops before giving
it any more food. The snake will often regurgitate
if it is kept on sand, or handled right after it
ate, (usually you should wait 2-3 days for the snake
to digest its meal before handling it).