- Aug 23, 2015
Usually I bring most of my collection to my girlfriends house in Rhode Island when I go up there. It gets pretty cold in that house so I want to leave them at my house this time. My ghost mantis ate a pretty big cricket on Monday. I hand fed it to her. I usually don't do this because I use flies. However, they all died. I have some coming today but theres no way they'll hatch in time for me to feed them to her. Her abdomen is pretty fat today. I'm going to put about 5 fly pupae in her enclosure once they come. It takes roughly 3-4 days for the flies to hatch. Theres no way I want to leave crickets in there just in case she wants to molt. I know it's not ideal to leave a mantis without food for a while, but will my mantis be okay until Sunday?