There's apparently a competition on between my black Violin mantis and the bellii x (thorelii x aristolochioides) to see who can eat the most blue bottle house flies.
I didn't intentionally feed the plant but it's been catching some of the mantids food:
The bx(txa) is doing just fine in a lowland chamber for me so if some of you want the desirable thor x aristo but can't give it cool nights hunt down this one. It's essentially a smaller version of it but has been doing great in warm temps after settling in since getting it sometime in spring. Can't wait to see the growth spurt after it digests these 3 or 4 flies!
What's up Doc?
Thanks for lookin'!