That said, it is worth investing in a number of baby leaf insects when you start out rather than trying to cut costs and just buy one or two. Doing so will greatly increase your chances of ending up with an adult pair, after which you will find a non-stop stream of eggs being produced which will enable you to grow your colony considerably.
Of course in addition it’s generally far cheaper to buy baby leaf insects than adults and they also require a significantly smaller cage than the adults do meaning that at least initially they won’t take up too much space in your home.
When it comes to rearing baby leaf insects I have found that there are four real secrets to success. They are feeding, cleanliness, warmth and humidity. Let’s take a closer look at each one in turn and discuss in detail what you need to be providing for your leaf insects.
Baby leaf insects are tiny and when collecting plant matter from the countryside it’s very easy to accidentally introduce a spider or suchlike that can quickly run amok among your leaf insects causing multiple fatalities.
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