Sunny Stick Insect (Sungaya inexpectata)
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The Sunny Stick Insect (Sungaya inexpectata) is a fascinating insect species known for its striking appearance and intriguing behaviors. These stick insects are native to Southeast Asia and can be found in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Their name is derived from their vibrant coloration, which includes bright green bodies and yellow or orange stripes running down their sides, resembling the warm hues of a sunny day.
Origin: The Sunny Stick Insect, Sungaya inexpectata, originates from Southeast Asia, with populations found in countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Temperature: These stick insects thrive in a subtropical to tropical climate, making an ideal temperature range for their care between 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 29°C). Maintaining this temperature range is crucial for their well-being.
Housing: To provide suitable housing for Sunny Stick Insects, a spacious enclosure with vertical space is essential, as they are arboreal creatures. A terrarium or mesh cage with adequate ventilation works well. A substrate of peat moss or coconut coir should be placed at the bottom, and branches or twigs for climbing and molting should be provided. Regular misting to maintain humidity is crucial, and a shallow dish of water can be added for drinking.
Feeding: Sunny Stick Insects primarily feed on a diet of fresh bramble leaves, although they may also consume other bramble family plants. It is essential to provide a constant supply of fresh leaves to ensure their nutrition and well-being. Regularly replenishing their food source is crucial for their survival.
Lifespan: The lifespan of Sunny Stick Insects typically ranges from six months to a year. During their brief existence, they go through several stages of molting, shedding their exoskeletons as they grow. These insects are known for their remarkable ability to camouflage and imitate twigs, making them fascinating subjects for observation during their relatively short lives.
Behavior and Personality: Sunny Stick Insects are known for their docile and calm nature. They are primarily nocturnal and are most active during the nighttime hours. These insects have an intriguing habit of swaying gently when disturbed, mimicking the movement of a twig in the wind. This behavior aids in their camouflage and protection from predators.
Please note: We don't ship live animals. You can order online and choose click and collect, and we will hold your Sunny Stick Insect for you at our store.