Watching a Life Cycle

This term in unit of inquiry we have been learning about life cycles. So our class got two spiny leaf insects, male and female, so we could watch their life cycle. The female is named Juliet and the male is named Romeo. Unfortunately Juliet passed away but we are going to get another female. They live in an enclosure in our classroom. We change their leaves every day and spray them with water every second day. Because no one is here on the weekend we have to spray them straight away on Monday morning.
Here are some facts about stick insects:
A scientific name for a stick insect is Phasmatodea.
Most stick insects eat eucalyptus leaves and the Australian wattle.
Stick insects are mostly found in tropical areas.
The female produces over 500 eggs.
There are around 150 Phasmatodea in Australia.
There are 3000 stick insects left in the world including ours.
Ants carry the eggs because they have knobs that they eat.
It takes 5 months for an egg to hatch.
Stick insects can play dead when threatened by a predator.
Stick insects mainly live on leaves up in trees.
by Veronique and Annabelle

Our Spiny Leaf Stick Insect

Our Spiny Leaf Stick Insect