Stick Insects – Giant Thorny Trachyaretaon brueckneri – Individual


These gentle, docile creatures are a perfect first pet. Giant thorny stick insects are great for handling (with care) and do not reproduce as quickly as other stick insect species. Both sexes are brown in colour, but they differ in pattern and shape. Females look more like a tree trunk: their abdomen ends in a point (ovipositor/egg laying tube) and they may reach up to 13cm in length (including antennae). Males are slimmer, have a rounded end to their abdomen and will only reach up to 10cm in length. We usually send a mixture of male and female nymphs if they are old enough to tell apart. Stick insects come with a detailed care guide and are sent by Special Delivery. We post live insects on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.

Please watch our Giant Thorny Stick Insect Care Guide Video (available for free from our gift shop) before purchasing your stick insects so you know how to look after them in advance of their arrival.

*Please note that we are currently sending nymphs.

*Please note that although the stick insects are sent by Special delivery, we cannot always process your order on the day it arrives with us. If you need your insects by a particular date, please make sure to let us know in your order notes and we will do our best to get them to you in time.

*We do not send out live stick insects in cold weather. If you have placed your order in a cold snap, we will send them as soon as the weather warms up to make sure that their journey to you is comfortable!

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