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What the heck is this?

Started by Lee_S, 09/24/2011 05:12PM
Posted 09/24/2011 05:12PM Opening Post
Any idea what kind of bugs these are? 8O The big one is about four inches long.
Right now, I call it the "Get me the hell out of Florida bug!" shocked

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Posted 09/24/2011 05:17PM #1
I think it's a couple of walking sticks...not necessarily walking together if you get my drift. wink
Lee Spain said:

Any idea what kind of bugs these are? 8O The big one is about four inches long.
Right now, I call it the "Get me the hell out of Florida bug!" shocked
Posted 09/27/2011 04:43PM #2
Indian Stick Insects (Species: Carausius morosus; Pronounced: Ca-rau-si-us mor-o-sus). They are also called the Laboratory Stick Insect because they are easily kept in the laboratory for research experiments. They range in colour from a dark-brown (almost black) to bright green, with the younger stages usually being browner. Walking Sticks take several months (4-6) to grow from a first instar stage, which is about 1 cm long (1/2 inch), to an adult of about 10 cm (4 inches).

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