Crowned Stick Insects

Stick Insects for Sale: All species listed below are in stock. Mature/larger insects are sometimes available – price and availability on request.All stick insects are sold as juveniles unless otherwise stated. Detailed Care Information is supplied with all sales. Basic care and DIY enclosure suggestions can be found on our Insect Pets Care page.                                        Shipping:  We  only ship within Australia and do not ship to Western Australia.  Only Spiny Leaf, Crowned, Strong Stick Insects and The Australian Leaf Insect  can be sent to Tasmania without the purchaser obtaining a permit from: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/Documents/Import-Export-Permit-of-Wildlife.pdf . Orders with live insects are sent  via Express Post weekly on either Monday or Tuesday, Egg only orders are sent by surface mail. Posting of orders is delayed during extreme weather.                                                                                                                                  Freight Costs and Payment Options:  The freight cost for Insect only and start-up kits is $12. Freight for Egg Only Orders is included in cost of the eggs.  And the Freight on Insectpet Enclosure Kits is calculated at the checkout.  Payment can be made by Direct Deposit or Paypal. GST not applicable.                    


 

The Crowned Stick Insect ( Onchestus rentzi ) is easy to care for and harmless. They are very “stick like” in appearance and get their name from the lumpy “crown” on top their head. Females can grow up to 12cm long. Males are much smaller and slender than the females. Crowned Stick Insects feed mainly on eucalyptus (gum) and acacia (wattle) leaves. They require an enclosure of minimum size 35cm tall x 25cm x 30cm and room temperature of 20 to 28deg C. Not for sale to Western Australia.



 

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