Stick Insects in 5th Class!

23-February-18
Stick Insects in 5th Class!

Aron in Ms.Lynch's 5th class very kindly brought in some stick insects for the boys to observe and take care of, over the coming weeks.

The class did some research on stick insects and found out some very interesting things about the little creatures!

Aron compiled these facts to share with others:

  • Common stick insects or Indian stick insects, originally came from Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Female stick insects are born at the size of about 10mm and will max out at around 80-100mm. There is 1 male stick insects for every 1000 females.
  • Indian stick insects can range from a light green to a darkish brown colour.
  • Stick insects are very fussy eaters, once they eat one type of leaf they will never eat a different type.
  • Stick insects eat their skin when they shed so predators dont know where they are.
  • A common mistake people make about stick insects is that they are extremely poisonous. This is completely untrue as stick insects are not toxic at all.
  • Sometimes stick insects act like sticks, if you ever walk up to one for the first time, he may sway from side to side. .

Here are some photographs of the boys meeting their new classmates!

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