- Apr 18, 2015
Nice, hope you can get some soon!A friend of mine has a group himself, i look forward to some of the offspring (hehehe).
Fingers crossed you got a male in that group!
Yeah, always something different to try out in this hobby! And yeah they're pretty pricey, though I was able to circumvent that by just trading some uncommon roaches for them.Fascinating, the wonders of the invertebrate world from Egyptian predator beetles to new species of Isopod in the far east, I love the fact that this hobby is ever expanding, as for the mantis front a very beautiful species indeed I bet they cost a fair bit ha
what? i just talked to a breeder that sold a female, even a possibly paired one, for way less than the males because he only has about 5-10% malesNice, hope you can get some soon!
Lol, I'd love an even sex ratio, however from what I've heard they tend to be more male heavy than female heavy.
Interesting! Might just depend on the line I suppose, I'll definitely have to observe the ratio in my culture closely.what? i just talked to a breeder that sold a female, even a possibly paired one, for way less than the males because he only has about 5-10% males
then again it could vary between lines, the ones he had were from an import all the way back in 2007
keep us postedInteresting! Might just depend on the line I suppose, I'll definitely have to observe the ratio in my culture closely.
what is your usual male to female ratio?This mantis has a very beautiful and unique movement and biology.
If you have any problems with breeding, please ask me.
I am one of the best people in the world at keeping and breeding this praying mantis.
Maybe I can help you.
As is true not only of Metallyticus but also of praying mantis in general, it often happens that the sex ratio of praying mantis born from eggs is extremely unbalanced.what is your usual male to female ratio?