All about phasmids

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Phasmids are insects that have six long legs. Female phasmids grow up to 12cm and the males are smaller. They also look like autumn leaves that are curly and wavy.

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Phasmids live in Queensland in Australia. Some phasmids live on Lord Howe Island. Lots of phasmids live in places that are 22 - 26 to degrees.

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Phasmids eat bramble, oak and apple tree leaves. They also eat eucalyptus leaves. But most of all they have to drink water.

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Phasmids sway when they're relaxing. Phasmids move slowly when you put them on your hands.

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Breeding Habits

When the newborn hatches it looks like a black ant. Females lay about 400 eggs. The eggs can take between 5 months and 3 years to hatch depending on if it's hot or cold.

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