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Praying Mantis

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!

Breeding Preying Mantis

Breeding preying mantis is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable parts of keeping these amazing insects - yet it can also be one...

How To Care For A Preying Mantis Egg Case

Preying mantis egg cases, also known as oothecae, can regularly be bought from insect breeders. For anyone who wants to keep preying mantids as...

Mantis Cages

To the best of my knowledge, no specialist cages are made specifically for preying mantis but luckily there are a wide range of other...

Preying Mantis Care

Preying mantis, or preying mantids as the plural is known, are fascinating creatures that have kept me captivated for years and during that time...

Congo Mantis (Alalomantis coxalis) Ootheca

I recently received a fantastic little Congo mantis egg case or ootheca. The ootheca is a lot smaller than the normal mantids I keep...

Feeding Preying Mantis

Preying mantis are carnivorous insects which consequently require live insects of a suitable size to feed upon. Unlike some other invertebrates kept in captivity...