Zonocerus variegatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Brief Description


Distribution: West Africa

Stock from: not known

Size: ♂/♀:  30-40 mm

General Care: 20-30°C, 50-60% rel. humidity 

Feeding: bramble, oak, ivy

Breeding: oviposition of 20-40 eggs in the substrate (humus-sand-soil), hatching after 8-16 weeks, in individual cases about 9 month

Advice/Specifics: often high mortality in wild caught specimens; if there are too many specimens in a cage or not enough food, cannibalism is possible