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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:48 am 
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Hi all,
Having been a keeper/breeder of stick insects for a short while (just 6 months or so) I am experimenting with every kind of leaf/plant I come across to see what they like to eat. So far I have found they dislike privet hedge, blackcurrent, honeysuckle, lily. Plants they like are, the usual blackberry leaves, rose leaves, and especially nettle (these are the favourite! Usually eaten first) and the nymphs like to munch on raspberry and strawberry leaves (just a little tho, the nettles are the absolute fave so far). I came across some Japanese Knotweed and have now tried a few stems. Will see how that goes. It being an Asian plant it may do well.
Will post pics later.


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Well I found out the Macleay's Spectre stick insect loves Japanese Knotweed. Here are some pics of it eating as soon I put the leaves in..


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As you can see, nettle leaves are well munched.


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