The anatomy of a walking stick can be described as having the appearance of an actual stick. It is slim and looks somewhat like a twig with legs. The insect has an average growth of 1/2 inch to 13 inches in length.
You can hold any insect. A walking stick insect is not poisonous, however they are typically hard to find. Many schools will have a walking stick insect available for elementary students to observe and hold.
A stick insect doesnt necessarily look like a stick, depending what breed it is. For example a indian stick insect does look like a stick and camaflages itself into leaves and plants e.t.c whereas african stick insects are much more spiky and grow very large
Indian Stick Insects, like all stick insect species are herbivores. An Indian Stick Insect will not attack or eat another stick insect. The closest they get is eating old skins from a moulting to take in all the nutrients.
This greatly depends on what stick insect you have. If it is an Indian Stick Insect it is most likely female, as the males are incredibly rare and the females produce eggs without the assistance of a male.