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    I would love to get some mantids...

    I'd be willing to trade some capensis or something...unfortuanately I only have pretty common cps

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    if you can wait a bit, I can trade you some mimosa pudica (sensitive plants, leaves close when you touch them) seeds. The flowers are just emerging...
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    Quote Originally Posted by creepa200 View Post
    lol thjbr - I was thinking of getting some mantids and using CPs in their habitat. Not a VFT but like capensis and stuff. I wonder if they'd be able to get away.
    Nope they wouldnt mate. They'd get eaten and digested..thats what CPs do
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    Hmmm...I'm not totally convinced they would be attracted to the plants (at least to the extent of other bugs). They are carnivores.

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    True, but they like to be up high and do like things that are sweet such as bananas and no im not kidding
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    I might be interested! What do mantises require (in the way of food and a tank and everything)?

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    Wow! wasn't expecting such interest!

    Yeah, i wouldn't recommend keeping the mantids with most cp's...especially drosera, pings, and the other stickies...i keep a few exotics in my lowland nepenthes greenhouse with no problem...

    Trek, that is kinda a huge question. It's like saying what do cp's require...

    The chinese mantids im offering are pretty tough...they like ~60% humidity, fruit flies for food, then regular flies when they outgrow those (or any other insect-just not ants, wasps, and other poisonous insects)...They like to have cover-i use fake leaves...Oh, they need temps ~80...Keep them in containers no smaller than 3x its length and 2 it's heigth so it's easy to shed (yes, they shed 7 times until they become adults with wings)...I recommend 32 oz cups for smaller ones and either those small butter fly nets or some other moderatly large enclosure for bigger ones...Dont forget to mist them...

    Hopefully this helps!
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    Mist them? Temps over 80?

    Are these the same chinese mantids that are ferral-native here in NY?

    OUR chinese mantids are tougher the YOOOOOOUUUUURRRRSSSS!
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