My giant stick insect (Megaphasma denticrus) e…

My giant stick insect (Megaphasma denticrus) eggs are hatching. Currently six are dooting around their enclosure. Their host plant (hackberry) has not grown leaves yet—not sure if the babies are early or if they start out eating something else.

I sent some eggs to various Phasmid enthusiasts in the US and Europe, and they are all hatching right now (interesting!). They have been feeding their babies rose and Pyracantha, so I went to the garden center to buy an emergency shrubbery. But they are NOT eating it??? But they are also still alive? I have no idea.

Feb 18, 2018