Modified Braplast box
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Out of stock | 1-3 working days | Only valid within Germany. International: 2-8 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.
The “cf” in the name means that it is probably the species Sphodromantis gastrica (but not with 100% certainty).
Check care further down.
Detailed species information (incubation etc.) in the Mantis lexicon.
|Scientific name:||Sphodromantis gastrica|
|Common name:||African mantis / Common green mantis|
|Habitat:||Trees and bushes|
|Size:||Females ~ 8 cm|
Males ~ 6 cm
|Livespan:||Females ~ 1,5 years|
Males ~ 1 year
*up to L3 group-housing possible
Species is suitable for free-range keeping
Two ventilation areas (gaze at top + front) adviced to prevent waterglogging.
Day 20 – 30 °C, night room temperature (below 18°C no problem)
~ 50 %, spray every third day
|L1||Small fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster)|
|L2/L3||Big fruit flies (Drosophila hydei)|
|L6 to adult||Green- and Bluebottle flies|
This species also feeds on crawling insects like crickets/roaches etc.