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There are estimated to be over 2,400 different species of praying mantis in the world.While only a small proportion of these are regularly encountered in the pet trade, there are a growing number of fanatics (myself included!) who think they make incredible pets.Whether it's their hunting abilities, their alien-like body shape and way of moving, or simply the pleasure of observing such a creature close up, if you're looking for advice on keeping praying mantis as pets then you've come to the right place!

How to Heat Praying Mantis Cages

Coming from the warmer areas of the world, most praying mantis require a warm cage in order to flourish.In this guide we'll look at...

European Mantis (Mantis religiosa) Care Sheet

Mantis religiosa, known more commonly as the European Mantis, is considered to be one of the most widely distributed mantis species of all.According to...

Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) Care Sheet

The orchid mantis is one of the world's most beautiful - and recognisable - praying mantids.Famed for their unique flower-like appearance, the adult mantids...

Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) Care Sheet

The Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) is a stunning species, broadly distributed across Africa and Madagascar. The name itself means "leaf head", and it's hardly...

Dead Leaf Mantis Care Sheet (Deroplatys dessicata)

The Dead Leaf mantis is one of the most intriguing mantis species of all. As the name suggests, this incredible insect resembles a dead,...
Keeping praying mantis as pets can be a highly rewarding experience. This complete guide to looking after praying mantis in captivity will teach you everything you need to know.

Keeping Praying Mantis as Pets (Praying Mantis Care Sheet)

Praying mantis are some of the most fascinating invertebrates to look after. With their moving neck and huge bug eyes, not to mention their...

Removing Praying Mantis Eggs

If you've ever bred praying mantis then you'll no doubt have seen their egg cases or oothecae as they're often referred to.Female praying mantis...

Praying Mantis: How To Feed

Praying mantis are carnivorous insects that need a diet of live animals of a suitable size. Whilst praying mantis have been observed in the...

Why Do Female Praying Mantis Eat Their Mate?

Praying mantis (or mantids as the plural is known) are a large group of carnivorous insects found throughout most of the warmer parts of...

How To Heat A Large Number Of Small Vivariums

Heating a single vivarium such as for a corn snake or an iguana isn't difficult and there are lots of effective and reasonably-priced solutions...

Praying Mantis Pets

There are estimated to be over 1,800 different species of praying mantis around the world though only a very limited number of these are...

Do Praying Mantis Bite?

Praying mantis make fascinating and generally easy-to-keep pets but one common question asked is about how safe it is to handle these fascinating insects.The...