Bluebottle fly (maggots)
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Out of stock | 1-3 working days | Only valid within Germany. International: 1-8 working days.
Delivery per order: 1 x fertilized ootheca
Based on the size of the ootheca, the number of eggs in it is estimated (see above “Up to xyz nymphs”).
Only oothecae are sold from females that have already provided for offspring (that is 100% mated). Despite high hatch probabilities, unfortunately, I can not give any hatching guarantee, since the absence of hatching can be caused by too wet/dry or cool/hot incubation.
Check care further down
Detailed species information (incubation etc.) in the Mantis lexicon.
|Scientific name:||Polyspilota aeruginosa|
|Common name:||Madagascan marbled mantis|
|Habitat:||Bushes and trees in poor vegetation areas|
|Size:||Female up to 9 cm|
Male ~ 8 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|
*up to L2/L3 group-housing possible
Two ventilation areas (gaze at top + front) adviced to prevent waterglogging.
Days 22 – 30 °C, nights room temperature (below 18°C no problem)
Days ~ 40 – 60 %, nights little higher
|L1||Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)|
|L2/L3||Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)|
|L6 to adult||Bluebottle flies|
This species also feeds on crawling insects like crickets/roaches etc.