Pink Winged Stick Insect

Scientific Name Sipyloidea sipylus Common Name Pink Winged Stick Insect Care Level Moderate Lifespan 6-12 months Adult Size 4-5 inches (10-12.7 cm) Diet Herbivore Origin Madagascar Temperament Calm and docile History & Domestication The Pink Winged Stick Insect, known scientifically as Sipyloidea sipylus, is a visually arresting species native to the diverse ecosystems of Madagascar. Its delicate pink wings, elegant […]

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Jungle Nymph

Scientific Name Heteropteryx dilatata Common Name Jungle Nymph Care Level Moderate Lifespan 12-24 months Adult Size Females: up to 6 inches (15 cm); Males: up to 4 inches (10 cm) Diet Herbivore Origin Malaysia and Singapore Temperament Generally calm, can be defensive History & Domestication The Jungle Nymph, scientifically named Heteropteryx dilatata, is a large and colorful stick insect native […]

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Indian Stick Insect

Scientific Name Carausius morosus Common Name Indian Stick Insect Care Level Easy Lifespan 12-18 months Adult Size 2.5-4 inches (65-100 mm) Diet Herbivore Origin Southern India Temperament Peaceful History & Domestication The Indian Stick Insect, known scientifically as Carausius morosus, is native to the southern parts of India. As the name implies, this insect boasts an uncanny resemblance to twigs […]

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Zebra Isopod

Scientific Name Armadillidium maculatum Common Name Zebra Isopod Care Level Moderate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 0.5-0.8 inches (12-20 mm) Diet Detritivore Origin Balkan Peninsula Temperament Peaceful History & Domestication The Zebra Isopod, scientifically known as Armadillidium maculatum, is a unique and visually striking isopod native to the Balkan Peninsula. Its contrasting black and white stripes earned it the common […]

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Freshwater Sowbug

Scientific Name Asellus aquaticus Common Name Freshwater Sowbug Care Level Moderate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 0.4-0.8 inches (10-20 mm) Diet Detritivore, omnivore Origin Europe and North America Temperament Peaceful History & Domestication The Freshwater Sowbug, scientifically known as Asellus aquaticus, is a commonly encountered invertebrate in the freshwaters of Europe and North America. Often mistaken for its close terrestrial […]

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Dwarf White Isopod

Scientific Name Trichorhina tomentosa Common Name Dwarf White Isopod Care Level Easy Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 0.12-0.2 inches (3-5 mm) Diet Detritivorous Origin Central and South America Temperament Docile History & Domestication The Dwarf White Isopod, native to Central and South America, has been a familiar name in the terrarium and vivarium hobby for several years. These tiny, white […]

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Common Pillbug

Scientific Name Armadillidium vulgare Common Name Common Pillbug, Roly-Poly, Woodlouse Care Level Easy Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 0.5-0.8 inches (12-20 mm) Diet Detritivorous Origin Europe Temperament Docile History & Domestication The Common Pillbug, often affectionately referred to as the “roly-poly,” hails from Europe, but has since become widespread around the world. It is not truly a bug, but a […]

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