In captivity they are fed bramble, oak and other plant leaves.
Jungle nymphs are relatively long lived. The females can live for over one year, and the males for 6 to 9 months.
Breeders have to be patient, for the eggs can often take 12 to 16 months to hatch, and the nymphs just as long to become adults.
A gynandromorphous specimen, i.e. part male and part female, was hatched at the Montréal Insectarium. This is a rare phenomenon, but not unknown, in this species.