Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)
|| Indonesia, Java, Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra
They originate from India, the surrounding Inslands,
and East to Thailand and Malaysia. Orchid mantids
are one of the most beautiful Mantids in the world.
The oothecas take 2 month to hatch. The temperature
should be kept at 30-35 during the day time. At
night, the temperature should not fall under 20°C
and is best at 25°C.
Females: get 6 cm long.
Males: get 3 cm long. They become adults
after 6th instar.
Diet: Drosophila, houseflies, crickets, flour worms.
The feed must be very diversified. To the newly
hatched larvae must be promptly offered Drosophila
Diet for Nymphs for the best results must include:
Drosophila, Wax Worms, Crickets (although many crickets
carry paracites, so the mantis can potentially die
from them later in life), and ofcource don't forget
to use Bee Polen on each foor item.
Can you find 3 L3 nymphs?
Two L3 nymphs.
Subadult female. Notice that her wing stubs are
starting to point a little up wards, which means
she will be molting some time in the next 24 hours.