Male Orchid Mantis final molt - how long will he live?

STRhythm

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My male orchid mantis had its final molt today - is anyone able to give a rough estimate of how much longer he'll live? I've read around that it'll be around 6 months? Is that correct for his breed and gender?
 

xXTristinaXx

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From being super unlucky and getting multiple males and no females I can say they last just a few months
 

Ferrachi

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That's really good to know ! :)

Can't believe the males are so much shorter
 

scorpiette

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Mine have shown roughly the same lifespans @MrGhostMantis. Temperature and humidity can dramatically change this, if you're interested in slowing down the male for breeding.
 

MrGhostMantis

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Mine have shown roughly the same lifespans @MrGhostMantis. Temperature and humidity can dramatically change this, if you're interested in slowing down the male for breeding.
I didn’t mention the temp. Humidity is less so. It won’t change when the mantis will molt, internal moisture will.
 
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