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Misc. Invertebrate Care Sheets

How to Care for Your Tailless Whip Scorpion

How to Care for Your Tailless Whip Scorpion

The tailless whip scorpion (also known as a whip spider) is a group of arachnids under the order Amblypygi, with over 150 known species. These nocturnal invertebrates can be found all over the world, and generally prefer a vertically-oriented habitat....

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How to Care for Your Annam Walking Stick

How to Care for Your Annam Walking Stick

The Annam walking stick (Medauroidea extradentata) is a medium-sized, nocturnal, herbivorous invertebrate native to Vietnam. It is also known as the “thorny stick insect”. Annam walking sticks grow 3-4.5” long, with males being significantly smaller and more slender than females....

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How to Care for Your Pink Wing Stick Insect

How to Care for Your Pink Wing Stick Insect

The pink wing stick insect (Sipyloidea sipylus) is a medium-sized, nocturnal, herbivorous invertebrate originally native to Madagascar.  Pink wing stick insects grow 3-4” long, and are almost entirely female in captivity due to parthenogenic reproduction. Like all stick insects, they...

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How to Care for Your Jungle Nymph

How to Care for Your Jungle Nymph

The jungle nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata) is also known as the Malaysian stick insect. It is a large, nocturnal, herbivorous invertebrate primarily native to Malaysia. Its preferred habitat is tropical forest. Jungle nymphs are generally between 3.5-6” long, with females being...

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How to Care for Your Indian Stick Insect

How to Care for Your Indian Stick Insect

The Indian stick insect (Carausius morosus) is a medium-sized, nocturnal, herbivorous invertebrate originally native to India. However, it is prolifically invasive across the globe, and has been reported in other locations such as the United States, Mexico, Portugal, France, England,...

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How to Care for Your Giant Prickly Stick Insect

How to Care for Your Giant Prickly Stick Insect

The giant prickly stick insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) is also known as the spiny leaf insect, Macleay’s spectre, or the Australian walking stick. It is a large, nocturnal, herbivorous invertebrate primarily native to northern Australia and New Guinea. Its preferred habitat...

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How to Care for Your Orchid Mantis

How to Care for Your Orchid Mantis

The orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) is a small, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to southeast Asia. They are usually found near clusters of white and pink flowers, where their camouflage serves them best, but they also spend time in trees...

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How to Care for Your Ghost Mantis

How to Care for Your Ghost Mantis

The ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) is a small, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to the forests of Madagascar and Africa.  Ghost mantises are unique-looking mantises with bodies built for maximum camouflage, and their bodies are shaped to look like they’re...

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How to Care for Your African Mantis

How to Care for Your African Mantis

The African mantis (Sphodromantis lineola) is a medium-large, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to west and central Africa. Their preferred habitat is forest and savanna. African mantises have a fairly typical praying mantis appearance with a long, sticklike body, large...

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How to Care for Your Chinese Mantis

How to Care for Your Chinese Mantis

The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a medium-large, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate native to east and southeast Asia. However, this species has been introduced to the United States, and because of their popularity as a form of pest control, Chinese mantises...

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How to Care for Your African Giant Millipede

How to Care for Your African Giant Millipede

The African giant millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a large, nocturnal, terrestrial invertebrate found in the tropical forests of east Africa. Their preferred habitat is the forest floor, where they spend their time among the leaf litter, decaying wood, rotting fruit,...

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