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My mantis is growing old now and I don't think it's got much time left :(. I don't want to change my big much, if at all, but what critters would you suggest to go in it? Viv is 20x20x30cm. Thanks.
Viv: https://imgur.com/a/anKh1
 

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Arboreal tarantula, jumping spider........
 

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Because it's only 20cm square at the bottom and the 30cm height would be completely wasted.

Granted, its probably two or three inches short, the height is less of an issue.

There are a smaller species albeit. And BugzUK are selling the larger species but they are not full grown.

They tend to be pretty hardy also
 

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Granted, its probably two or three inches short, the height is less of an issue.

There are a smaller species albeit. And BugzUK are selling the larger species but they are not full grown.

They tend to be pretty hardy also
I've got a Mastigoproctus giganteus.
 

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Hi everyone thanks for replying, I am leaning more towards a jumper as I've had experience of them before, however I don't think many people are sling adults atm? Wetas look interesting, but kinda also look like glorified crickets, can anyone tell me more about them?
And anymore suggestions? Thanks
 

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Hi everyone thanks for replying, I am leaning more towards a jumper as I've had experience of them before, however I don't think many people are sling adults atm? Wetas look interesting, but kinda also look like glorified crickets, can anyone tell me more about them?
And anymore suggestions? Thanks
I think wetas require quite a large enclosure.

I keep my jumpers in 5lt tubs so a Phidippus regius or Hyllus diardi would be happy as a pig in shite in that enclosure. You'd just have to make sure it was finding the food.
 

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I think wetas require quite a large enclosure.

I keep my jumpers in 5lt tubs so a Phidippus regius or Hyllus diardi would be happy as a pig in shite in that enclosure. You'd just have to make sure it was finding the food.
They would appreciate the height. Also, they are only 7cm max. Plenty of room with what he has there.


'Provide a soil substrate and if possible a tree trunk or rotting branch which has a hole for them to enter.

If this is not possible, the use of a paper tube tided to the side of the tank should be adequate, place rotting wood around it. Being a nocturnal species, room temperature should suit them. Lightly mist with water a few times a week.


Feeding Wetas is easy as in the wild they feed on a number of plant leaves. Provide willow, Plantain and a number of other species of tree foliage and see which they prefer. You can also feed them on apples, carrot, cherries and cabbage, they also like insects such as mealworms, locusts and small crickets. Unnatural foods consist of dog and cat biscuits, they will also eat other foods, so experiment and see what they like.'
 

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They would appreciate the height. Also, they are only 7cm max. Plenty of room with what he has there.


'Provide a soil substrate and if possible a tree trunk or rotting branch which has a hole for them to enter.

If this is not possible, the use of a paper tube tided to the side of the tank should be adequate, place rotting wood around it. Being a nocturnal species, room temperature should suit them. Lightly mist with water a few times a week.


Feeding Wetas is easy as in the wild they feed on a number of plant leaves. Provide willow, Plantain and a number of other species of tree foliage and see which they prefer. You can also feed them on apples, carrot, cherries and cabbage, they also like insects such as mealworms, locusts and small crickets. Unnatural foods consist of dog and cat biscuits, they will also eat other foods, so experiment and see what they like.'
They're not T's though. I thought they where pretty active. And a 5cm active weta would soon cover all the space. With that typed though I know little about them.
 

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His are a bit pricey imo
He was the only 1 who had them in at the time. And it's swings and roundabouts. For example he was cheaper than TSS for Idolomantis diabolica recently.
 
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