Mecopoda elongata elongata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Brief Description 


Distribution: tropical Asia (India-Java), Solomon-Islands

Stock from: Malaysia, Thailand

Size: ♂:♀: ca 70 mm

General Care: 25-30°C, 70-80 % rel. humidity

Feeding: bramble, rose, European ash, oak, beech, hazel, pieces of apple fruit, tropical fish flakes

Breeding: oviposition into substrate (humus.sand-soil), hatching after 4-5 month 

Advice/Specifics: the stridulation of the males in the evening and night causes permanent sound intensity, feeding tropical fish flakes helps to avoid cannibalism