Giant Malaysian Praying Mantis, this vigorous eater is large and typical praying mantis apperance.
Have you ever seen any of those 1950's B-Movies - where a Colossal 200ft Mantis is terroising New York - pulling down sky scrapers??? - Well, they look just like that - but a bit smaller!!!
The colour can vary from greens, browns and creams. When adult, they can measure upto a whacking 100 - 110 mm in size
(dependent on the sex - girls are bigger than boys). They are a heavily built Mantis, strong enough to rip apart and eat fully grown Locuts.
Looking very similar to the Giant Asian and Giant Indian Mantis, this is a great large species to keep.
Living in Malaysia, they should be maintained in a relatively hot environment, with a temperature of 22 - 30C (71.6 - 86F), with the humidity in the region of 60 - 70%. Tolerant to the temperature and humidity irregularities, this makes them a hardy species.
YES!!! The Giant Malaysian Mantis is very easy to keep, an ideal large species for beginners. But watch out! It's a vigorous eater and will eat pretty much anything that moves (apart from you). They can easily eat fully-grown adult locus in one sitting. The natural habitat for this mantis is shrubs and tree areas, so the cage should be set up in a similar way.
Only keep these together if you have an Oothecas hatch. Remove them into seperate containers when they are 3rd/4th shed Nymphs.
Bugfest (Feb 2018)
Thursday 01 February 2018
Tenth Anniversary Insect and Spider Show, plus the Wild and Deadly Show for kids.