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Dead-leaf Mantis (Deroplatys truncata)

Dead-leaf Mantis (Deroplatys truncata)

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Triangle Dead-leaf mantis which originally comes from Southern Asia.

These mantis mimic crumpled fallen leaves, giving them a superb natural camouflage.

These Mantids may look fragile, but are a relatively hardy species.

Size: Size depends on species and sex, but adult mantis size range from 75 - 85mm in size. Females are substantially larger and heavier then males.

Habitat: 

  • Provide plenty of good climbing branches.
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  • Housing: For mantids, a screen cage is best, and is recommended more than any other enclosure. Babies can live in a small screen cage. Adults can live in a large screen cage. Height is more important than floor space.
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  • Substrate: 2 to 3 inches of peat moss, or potting soil
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  •  Day temperature : 23 - 26℃, Night temperature: 18 - 22℃ 
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  • Substrate humidity : Always little bit humid
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Prey type / feeder insects :

L1-3 – Drosophila melanogaster

L3-5 – Greenbottle fly ( pinkies )

L5 + - Waxworms, locusta, red runner cockroach, crickets ( medium size )

Mating: 2 weeks since final molt

 

Adult size: 2.4 - 2.8'' (6 - 7 cm)
Temperature: 73 - 78℉ (23 - 26℃)
Humidity: 60 - 80%
Feeding: Drosophila melanogaster, Waxworms, Locusta, Cockroach, Crickets

 

 

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