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    Roach-wise, I think you would be better off with Blatta lateralis. They tend to be more active than dubia and are less likely to bury themselves in the substrate (should you be using one). Also the don't get as large as adults which may.make them more suitable for adult mantids.
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    I thought the European have the black dot on the leg? But I'm no expert, I'm sure you know far more. I just did a quick google search when I found it, trying to identify.


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    Dragonseye: dubias were more than easy for me to obtain (friends with a science teacher who has them) and I'm only concerned really with feeding the babies or semi-mature to mantids after I can no longer catch things outside, plus no I don't use a substrate other than the carrots etc. I feed them and don't mind digging around for them so that's not an issue.

    mballard: so does Tenodera sometimes, so that can't be used necessarily; the striped colors along the sides of the wings were what I looked at among other things. As I'm just beginning this hobby I am far from expert as well, but I did find enough photos to suggest variability of both.
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    Very interesting, thanks for the info! Good luck with your babies! Mantid Madness!


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    Pseudocreobotra wahlbegii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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