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Polyspilota cf. griffinii

Griffin mantis

rare but easy

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Scientific name: Polyspilota griffinii
Common name: Griffin mantis
Distribution: Gabun, Cameroon, West Afrika
Habitat: Bushes and trees in poor vegetation areas
Size: Female ~ 7 cm
Male ~ 7 cm
Livespan: Female up to 1,5 years
Male up to 1 year
Colour variations: Mostly green and brown, rarely with pink or yellow tones
Aggressivity: High*
Difficulty: Easy

*up to L2/L3 group-housing possible

Enclosure (LxWxH):

  • Single-housing: from 20 x 20 x 30 cm
  • Small nymphs can be reared in smaller enclosures (for moulting they need twice their body length free space downwards)

Two ventilation areas (gaze at top + front) adviced to prevent waterglogging.

Temperature:
Days 22 - 30 °C, nights room temperature (below 18°C no problem)

Relative humidity:
Days ~ 40 - 60 %, nights little higher

Set-up:

  • Substrate: Soil, sand, gravel, coco humus etc. (animals sometimes stay on the ground)
  • Branches (also horizontal/bent)
  • Living or artificial plants (Beware of pesticides!)
  • Clean with vinegar or biodegradable glass cleaner (afterwards rinse with clear water)
L1 Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)
L2/L3 Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)
L4/L5 Greenbottle flies
L6 to adult Bluebottle flies

This species also feeds on crawling insects like crickets/roaches etc.

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