Acquired: Bred invertebrate myself
2090, South Africa
Posted Apr 14, 2013
The Spiny Leaf was one of my favorite insects to have - mainly because I could put it on my siblings' hands and have them think its just a stick until it moved haha!
But also because they're incredibly fascinating to watch! It was the most awe inspiring thing I'd ever seen when (I didn't know this was even possible) the one I had shed its own skin - AND ATE IT!
I used an old fish tank to keep mine in, with the usual plants, twigs, grass, barks, anything green from the forest really. Kept some of the branches in water in a small vase so they last longer and occasionally sprayed the greenery with water to keep the moisture regular.
I recommend everyone get at least one at some point in time, its like having a portable national geographic doccie in your home. Females, I've gathered, live much longer than the males and grow bigger too - probably why they live longer. They don't need males to lay eggs either!