Childrens Stick Insect
by Brumby Ben
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Children Stick Insect
At the Sydney museum, the people gave us three more stick Insects: 2 Goliaths and 1 Children's. The Children's stick Insect is laying eggs. She is 12 centimetres long from the head to the end of the cerci. If she has not mated she will lay eggs still, but they will only hatch into females and they will lay eggs and they will hatch into females, it goes on and on. The females can't fly but the males can. So one bush soon could get very populated since they can't fly away. She is laying about four eggs per day. She looks more like a leaf than a stick.
Her scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii Gray.
About that Titan Stick Insect- she died. We brought it to the Australian Museum "Search and Discover". They didn't know what kind of stick Insect it was. So we left it there so they could find out. I might have found a stick insect never found before. I would call it the Vanderkolki stick insect. Also they said it was impossible to have eaten the other stick insect (only praying Mantis do that.)