is the largest insect?
- The Goliath
Beetle is one of heaviest they can be 4.5 inches long and weigh between
- One of the largest
beetles, Titanus Giganteous measures from 12.0-20.0cm in length
- Giant water
bugs are approximately 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in length. Some species grow
as long as 4 inches (10 cm)
What sorts of insects
make good pets?
The following are
all popular pets:
- Praying Mantis
- Stick Insects
What should I feed
- Before taking
an insect as a pet it is very important to know exactly what type of
food it needs and that you have access to a continuous source of this
food all year round.
- In general young,
fresh plants should be provided rather than old fibrous leaves for herbivores.
- Good quality
food (plant or animal) should be provided so it is essential that it
be brought from a reputable supplier.
- Never pick plants
from a garden or hedgerow because they could be contaminated with pesticides,
which would be harmful to your pet.
- In addition
to raw food ingredients, insects require a source of water. This can
be placed in a shallow bowl, with a guard if necessary, to stop the
creature falling into the water or the water can be sprayed onto vegetation.
How long do Stick
An insect that
is well fed, kept clean and exercised regularly usually lives for just
over 1 year