Crowned Stick Insects
Freight Cost: $12 for Insect only and start-up kits orders. The freight cost of Egg Only Orders is included in cost of the eggs. Freight on Insectpet Enclosures is calculated at the checkout.
Dispatch Details: Orders with live insects are dispatched via Express Post weekly on either Monday or Tuesday. Egg only orders are sent by surface mail.
Payment Options: Direct Deposit, Paypal, Bank Cheque or Money Order. GST not applicable.
NOTE: We do not ship to Western Australia or anywhere outside Australia. Only Spiny Leaf Stick Insects can be sent to Tasmania without the purchaser obtaining a permit from: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/Documents/Import-Export-Permit-of-Wildlife.pdf
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. Permit required for Tasmania.