- Jun 29, 2010
Thx michiel, now i know why my mantis died, one after another :wall:Most of the time we never know why they die. T.stigmurus is a very hardy species that can tolerate non-ideal captive conditions for quite some time. Maybe the specimen was sick, weak or both.
If you mean that it died from your sigarette smoke, I doubt that. I am smoker and my scorpions used to be in the living room, and both me and my wife smoked their, friends etc etc and never did one of my scorps die from that.
Insects are more vulnerable, because nicotine is a natural pesticide, I read this somewhere. It can kill things like preying mantids....