The New Zealand Praying Mantis is a very active small Mantis.
This is a very active little Mantis. While young they are green with a slightly dark line running down the side of their bodies. Adult size is very small, females measure approx. 40mm and the males slightly smaller at 35mm. Their colour is still a lovely bright green!
It's name gives it away - New Zealand! They like warm temperatures, but room temperature will be OK for them inbetween 25-30C. Spray them a few times a week, more often while young so the humididty is approx. 50-60%.
YES. This species is very active and fast - mainly while young, so care must be taken when handling that the small Nymph does not jump! Feed them a varied diet - I would feed them on small flies and crickets. Provide them with artificial plants and twigs and you should have no problems.
We have not had much experience with these yet - but will up-date this when the Nymphs are older. So far we have them in the same container and will be seperating them when they reach 3rd/4th shed.
The Bullseye or Suraka Silkmoth originated from Madagascar and Mayotte. A very colourful and attractive moth that is both easy to keep and propagate.
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Midlands Entomological Fair 17th April 2016
Sunday 17 April 2016
This weekend we will be attending the Midlands Entomological Fair being held at the new venue of Dukeries Leisure Centre in Nottinghamshire.
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