Thursday, August 13, 2009

Curious creature


Have you ever seen a walking stick??? well gaze your eyes on this one right here. They are of the order of Phasmida, and are sometimes considered to be the perfect pet. They are vegetarians, don't bite, easily kept in an aquarium, can be left alone for days and need very little attention. They can be handled but very carefully as they are fragile. They like to eat leaves, lettuce, roses, and enjoy raspberries, and blackberries. There are many species and some can become quite large, most however are less than 3-4 inches long. Their defense is, they can camouflage themselves to be the color of what ever they are feeding on. They can cling to just about anything as they have both suction cups and claws on their feet. God surely smiled maybe even laughed when He made these insects.

I was just thinking the other day, yes I do think occasionally... anyway as I was saying I was thinking we haven't seen a walking stick this year, seems like every year we see at least one sometimes a few, they come in all sizes and are very hard to spot.
They do look just like a stick and we have alot of sticks in our yard with so many trees around us there are big sticks and small ones on the ground all the time. We live in a wooded area where they are found but hard to spot, Sweetman is always able to find the smallest bugs. He walked out the door and yelled for me to some look. Yup, here this one was walking on the side of the house right next to the back door. They are related to grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, praying mantis, and cockroaches of all things.

I hope you enjoyed this little lesson on walking sticks, I always smile when I get to see one and feel privileged to get a peek into the world not usually visited.
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9 comments:

Oh Sew Good said...

Cool! Very cool!

Mari said...

I love seeing these and haven't seen any this year either. They are one of God's truly amazing creations!

Aspiemom said...

My son loves all kinds of insects and has shown me these. God has quite a sense of humor in some of these creations!

Connie said...

I have a grandson who keeps these creatures as well as anything else he can get ahold of. They must be here for a reason. Maybe only so we will think of God and his creation. Thanks for info.

Grandma Elsie said...

haven't seen one of those in a long time and if I knew the history of them I had forgotten .thanks for letting me know that I will be OK if they are near me.

Sandra said...

Very cool but it made me shiver LOL

Saija said...

i've heard of these little guys - but always thought they lived in some exotic tropical place! :o)
they look cool!

hope all is well with you ... just popping by with a HI!

blessings on ya!

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