• Giant Dead Leaf Praying Mantis (Deroplatys dessicata)  Nymph

Common Name: Giant Dead Leaf Praying Mantis
Scientific Name: Deroplatys dessicata

Size: Nymph
Status: Captive Bred

A beautiful, large and active praying mantis. A wonderful leaf mimic, chocolate brown in colour.

How I keep mine

I keep my adult  praying mantis in plastic sweet jars and my smaller ones in plastic tumblers but a fish tank would work just as well. I place a piece of netting over the top of the jar and secure with an elastic band. I use peat, coir or vermiculite on the base. It is important to add a piece of bark, twigs or netting that reaches  to the top as praying mantis enjoy climbing and will often sit high up.  I feed my praying mantis every couple of days on appropriately sized insects such as flies, bean weevils and crickets or when they are very small I just put a fruit fly culture in each jar and top it up once a week with fruit.  I generally spray the jars/tumblers with tepid water once or twice a day. They require some additional heat, especially during the winter. I love praying mantis, for a bug they are surprisingly interactive, they  will move their heads to watch you and will often take food from your hand (watch your fingers!). There are very few species that can be kept communally, I would recommend keeping the Giant Dead Leaf mantis individually.

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Giant Dead Leaf Praying Mantis (Deroplatys dessicata) Nymph

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