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Monster Stick Insect - Mating


*Stick insects can reproduce parthenogenetically, without the need for males. Unmated females produce eggs that become more females. When a male does manage to mate with a female, there's a 50/50 chance their offspring will be male. A captive female stick insect can produce hundreds of all-female offspring without ever mating. There are species of stick insects for which scientists have never found any males. Stick insects hold the record for longest insects in the world. Stick insects not only look like sticks, they act like them, too.... :-)

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Interesting info vipin.

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Nov 6, 2012
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012

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