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Effects of Different Diets on the Survival, Longevity and Growth Rate of the Annam Stick Insect, Medauroidea extradentata (Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae)
Stéphanie Boucher and Hirondelle Varady-Szabo
Journal of Orthoptera Research
Vol. 14, No. 1 (2005), pp. 115-118
Published by: Orthopterists' Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3657114
Page Count: 4
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The effects of different food plants (spinach, carrots, organic and nonorganic lettuce, defrosted frozen oak leaves) on the longevity, growth rate and survival of the Annam stick insect Medauroidea extradentata (Brunner von Wattenwyl) were studied. Among the food plants tested, organic lettuce and defrosted oak leaves were the best food alternative during winter time for maintaining live cultures of M. extradentata.
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