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Old 17-10-2019, 11:29 AM
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Hi all, I used to keep mantids a few years ago but lost one whilst it was moulting, I’d love an Orchid mantis but I’m worried about losing it during moulting, are they any harder to look after in that respect to say an Asian?

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Old 17-10-2019, 02:14 PM
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Hi all, I used to keep mantids a few years ago but lost one whilst it was moulting, I’d love an Orchid mantis but I’m worried about losing it during moulting, are they any harder to look after in that respect to say an Asian?

Thanks in advance,

Jim
Whilst the majority of keepers don't find them a problem I won't keep any flower mantids anymore after losing them after moults. I stick to Hierodula sp and Rhombodera sp now.
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Old 18-10-2019, 09:44 AM
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My boyfriends friend breeds orchid mantis and theyre stunning I must say,m!, but Im lost, losing them after they moult? I was hoping to get some now Im not sure I dont want to be losing them in the outhouse


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Old 18-10-2019, 09:47 AM
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We used to have a green one, unsure of exact name of it. Was so blooming tiny when he brought it back! Smaller then my pinky nail, its a shame they dont live long, he had his own bio mini viv and all! Hed come out and chill on you was lovely. Im surprised you dont see more keepers of them theyre so easy to care for! Fruit flies and theyre happy!


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