How to care for a katy did?

I cought this katy did with my friends and found it on the side of their house walking and i cought it a couple minuts ago and i want to know what they eat how to make their habitate(give me a link that has a picture on it)And like whhat do they do and stuff like and what do i use ffor bedding?Gravel,soil,grass?Please tell me everything!!!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Im sure they just eat fruits and vegetables like alot of insects found in a yard.. I have alot of them around here also. I like the sounds they make when you threatin them

    The sounds that they make are mating calls. And I agree - it is a cool sound - sounds almost unnatural.

    Katydids are insects that are closely related to crickets and grasshoppers. They are bright green in color. This is their natural camouflage, as it helps them blend into plants and leaves. Katydids are most often found in the treetops where there are many leaves. They inhabit areas with lots of vegetation including forests, thickets, and grassy fields. They are known for the loud sounds they make. Katydids have a lifespan of about a year or less.




    Katydids mate during the late summer months and sometimes into early fall. Male katydids make noise by rubbing their wings together to attract a mate. In some species of katydid, including angular-winged katydids, the female insect responds to the male's noise with noise of its own. During mating, the male inserts a jelly-like substance containing semen into the female's body.



    After mating, female katydids lay their eggs on plant stems or in the ground. The female katydid uses an organ on her abdomen called a ovipositor. This organ helps her inject her eggs into the plant stem or the ground. The katydid's eggs are gray in color and oval in shape. They measure approximately 1/4 inch in length.



    Katydid eggs stay in the ground through the winter months and then hatch in the spring. The baby katydids that emerge from the eggs are called nymphs.



    Young katydids, or nymphs, look similar to adult katydids, but they do not have wings. Like many other species of insects, the nymphs go through several molts--the shedding of their hard, outer layer--during growth. Nymphs usually undergo their final molting stage after 60 to 90 days.



    Adult katydids feed on many types of leaves, especially those found on deciduous trees such as oak leaves. Though adult katydids do have wings, they usually do not fly unless they feel threatened. Instead, they walk along the ground or climb along tree trunks and branches. Most species of katydid have a lifespan of less than one year.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I'm an atheist, and I could certainly not hit a deficient defenseless query! Seriously although, I do not brain. I would not come right here if I did not get bashed through questions. So lengthy as Christians do not persecute me in truly existence, they are quality with me.

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