Mantis (Oxyopsis gracilis)
|| Germany?, Paraguay, Bolivia.
This specie originates from (Germany?). Their habitat
includes bushes, trees and tropical rain forests.
They should be kept at 20- 30°C, 50 - 60% humidity.
They should be sprayed every 1- 2 days. The mating
usually takes 4- 10 hours. Their oothecas should
be incubated at 22- 25°C, 50- 60% humidity.
Usually 30- 80 nymphs hatch from each ootheca. I
suggest this specie for beginners, as they can kept
together in groups.
Females: get 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) long.
Females are ready to be mated two weeks after their
Males: get 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) long. Males
are ready to be mated one week after their last
molt. They fly really well for long distances, so
take care when handling one.
Diet: Drosophila, houseflies, crickets, flour worms.
The feed must be very diversified. To the newly
hatched larvae must be promptly offered Drosophila
Statis: The male died before i had a chance to
mate him :(!.. Looking for more!
Nymphs resting after a meal.
Two nymphs getting ready for the first boxing round
Subadult female, one molt away from becoming an
Subadult male, one molt away from becoming an adult.
Adult male hunting (allow 1- 2 minutes to load).