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Mantids

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Pseudocreobotra Wahlbergi(Spiny flower mantis)

The spiny Flower Mantis is a beautiful and colorful flower mantis. They are white with orange and green stripes, and as adults they have a beautiful patch of color on their wings that looks like an eye.

 

Spiny Flower Mantids are approximately 4 to 5 inches as adults. Males and females look pretty similar in this species.

 

This species is fairly quiet, but can also actively hunt their prey once they have spotted it.

 

 ideal temperature is about 26 ° C, but can vary between 25 ° C and 30 ° C. At night the temperature should be at least 18 ° C.

 

This species has no very high demands on the humidity, but too much moisture is deadly to them because of infections

 

Hierodula membranacea(Asian mantis)

Is a large mantid, sharing its common name  Asian mantis with other large members of genus Hierodula.

 

Its colours vary from green to yellow-green, or even brown to reddish-brown.As the name suggests, it originates from southeast Asia and is among some of the largest mantis.

 

Male and female adults reach around 3.9–5.9 inches, It is a cannibalistic species, with the females sometimes eating the males after mating.

 

Hierodula membranacea inhabits in shrubs and tree areas. It lives in hot and humid climates of temperatures of 22c to 30c with a humidity of 60% to 70%

Timor Shield Mantis Rhombodera kirbyi

Rhombodera kirbyi is a large species from Indonesia and specifically from Timor island.

 

This species can be a little shy and can be more easily scared. Its natural behaviour is hiding on leaves.

 

Feeding of this species is very easy – you can feed small nymphs with fruit flies and offer larger prey like Green Bottle Flies or small roaches to older instars.

 

Adults can deal with very large feeding objects like adult Dubia roaches etc.

 

• Size: up to 10cm

• Temperature: 20-28c

• Humidity: 70-80%

• Difficulty Level: Easy

Cryptic Mantis (Sibylla pretiosa)

The Cryptic Praying Mantis is a small communal species, females tend to be larger than males. They have a long thin thorax and distinctive projections from the head, prothorax and femurs.

 

Cryptic mantises prefer flying insects throughout their entire lifecycle.

 

Feeding of this species is very easy – you can feed small nymphs with fruit flies and offer larger prey like Green Bottle,house fly or small moths to adults.

 

• Size: up to 4 - 6cm

• Temperature: 22c - 29c

• Humidity: 50 - 70%

• Difficulty Level: medium

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