If a predator grabs hold of its leg, a stick insect doesn’t panic—it lets the predator take its leg, and then grows a new one the next time it molts! Adult stick insects can even molt ahead of schedule to make this happen.
Plus, did you know the longest insect in the world is a stick insect? The Chan’s Megastick has a body that’s 14 inches long, and if the legs are stretched out it can measure 22 inches. That’s longer than the arms of many grown people!