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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Just been going through my cage of 100+ indian stick insects. A lot have moulted in the last week. I have come across about 5 what appear to me male Indian sticks. I have had one a few years back but never seen this many. They are smaller and brown but show the full red underarms and a brighter red throat than the adult females. I may separate them off to see if they lay eggs. Here are some photos, not the best but he wouldnt sit still for long!







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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:09 pm 
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I'm not sure they are actually fertile either, it is unusual to get so many, what temps are you keeping them at?

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:58 pm 
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These are at normal room temp. Eggs are incubated a few defress above room temp. There are a good five or so in the cage. These all come from about five females about a year or two ago. I've had about five hundred out of them but these are the first males.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:20 pm 
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You can induce high male percentages by keeping the eggs at 30°c.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Some may have been incubated at that temp so that may be the reason to why!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:48 am 
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mazzer10 wrote:
I'm not sure they are actually fertile either, it is unusual to get so many, what temps are you keeping them at?


They're technically masculinised females, so won't be fertile. Still cool though....

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