Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stick bug changing room

My stick bug hanging upside down and molting.

My stick bugs are getting pretty huge now.

I’m starting to rethink letting 30 hatch next time around.

They hatched in September and are growing pretty quickly. Some have gotten to be about five inches long already.

Do you know how stick bugs grow? Their skin doesn’t stretch like ours does. In fact, they don’t even have skin – it’s called their exoskeleton or their cuticle. They have to molt or shed in order to grow. Continue reading