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Stick insect - Missing a leg - different view
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Posted By: MarkJerling, 05-13-2017, 12:27 AM

Here's a different view of the stick insect I found on our gate post this morning.

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Here's a different view of the stick insect I found on our gate post this morning.
great shot! nice colours!
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I like the photo - the colors are cool and complement each other - but I can't help feeling sorry for it
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Stick insect - Missing a leg
Do they grow back like Lizards tails?

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So you do wanna know if the leg grows back then...
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So you do wanna know if the leg grows back then...
Yes! I do wanna know if the leg grows back then..

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Yes! I do wanna know if the leg grows back then..
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"If a stick insect loses a leg when it is young and therefore still growing, the lost leg will grow back although it will usually be a bit shorter than the other ones! But once stick insects have finished growing and have become adults, their legs won't grow back if they lose them."
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"If a stick insect loses a leg when it is young and therefore still growing, the lost leg will grow back although it will usually be a bit shorter than the other ones! But once stick insects have finished growing and have become adults, their legs won't grow back if they lose them."
Very cool! interesting how it stops at adulthood, you'd think it'd want to retain that ability! Thanks for enlightening me, Ker!
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Thanks for enlightening me, Ker!
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great shot! nice colours!
Thank you!
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I like the photo - the colors are cool and complement each other - but I can't help feeling sorry for it
It seemed quite content, even missing a leg. (I feel a Monty Python moment coming up)
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Here's a different view of the stick insect I found on our gate post this morning.
Sad little predator.
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Good photo
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Sad little predator.
Herbivore actually!
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