You should really try keeping them, go for it! They have awesome personalities and are one of the few pet insects that I highly recommend to handle.Nice, I've kicked around the idea of keeping mantids. I have only kept the local natives for a few days before releasing them they are neat.
If only they lasted a little longer than a year...You should really try keeping them, go for it! They have awesome personalities and are one of the few pet insects that I highly recommend to handle.
Oh I love mantids the most. Currently I have the orchid, Asian and devil flower. Getting the Chinese and dead leaf soon.Nice, I've kicked around the idea of keeping mantids. I have only kept the local natives for a few days before releasing them they are neat.
You can keep ghost mantis together?Also if you want smaller species, I’d also highly recommend either creobroter or ghost mantids. Both need a bit more himidity and can be a bit more difficult, and the creobroter don’t live as long but both have their own charm to them. The creos will wave their arms around and seem to almost communicate with each other while the ghosts are one of the more communal species.
Idolomantis can be kept together too? I didn't know that.You can since they are less cannibalistic but keep in mind that all predatory species will at some point cannibalize if given the chance. Cannibalism seems more common with lager instars. Other potentially species include deroplatys(I’ve heard good reports about them), empusids(i.e. idolomantis, gongylus, blepharopsis), thesprotia, schizocephala, and I believe brunneria borealis.
That means orchid mantis can also be kept together right.They can mostly because they prefer flying prey. With that logic most empusids can be kept communally but keep in mind that there are also many reports of latger individuals cannibalizing molting mantids.
Not necessarily. Orchid mantids are known to be rather aggressive and will gladly take crawling prey as well. Also the males grow much faster and stay much smaller than females so they will be easily picked out.That means orchid mantis can also be kept together right.