Mantids are yearly species. They take about 6 months to reach adult and then maybe another 6 months with a few small exceptions. They are basically like stick insects. To bad......
Did you go to the Hillsboro show last week end?
LLL Reptile have a few mantids. I wanted to but a few Malasian dead leafs but they did not have any. They get HUGE.
I did pick up 5 avicularia Yellow Banded pink toes for $20.00. I am keeping them all together in a small bottle. Awesome for the money.