New Mantids ready to go!

New Mantids!

Hi everyone, just a quick message to let you know i have some new Mantids ready and waiting for you 🙂

Please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below regarding these and/or any other aspects of Mantis care and/or breeding, i’m more than happy to try and help if i can.

Don’t forget to check out the ‘Praying Mantis for Sale‘ page for all available Mantids 🙂

The latest couple of species available are;

Hestiasula cf hoffmanni (Boxer Mantis)

Hestiasula cf hoffmanni (Boxer Mantis) New Mantids

Hestiasula cf hoffmanni (Boxer Mantis) (1st instar nymph)

Hestiasula cf hoffmanni (Boxer Mantis) New Mantids

Hestiasula cf hoffmanni (Boxer Mantis) (3rd instar nymph)

Also newly available is Polyspilota aeruginosa (Madagascan Marbled Mantis)

Polyspilota aeruginosa (Madagascan Marbled Mantis) New Mantids

Polyspilota aeruginosa (Madagascan Marbled Mantis) (Adult pairing)


More images of the above species and much more can be found on my Flickr photostream.

Thanks for being here 🙂 I hope to here from you soon!

Happy Mantis Day!



New Mantids ready to go! — 8 Comments

    • Hi Bekki,

      Sorry for the late reply, i’m currently in the process of overhauling the website, so i’ve been on lock down for a while.

      I don’t currently have Orchid Mantids for sale, sorry. I am expecting to have another hatch in a few weeks, so probably have some available in ~6wks or so 🙂


    • Hi Nicola, Unfortunately i don’t have any Orchids for sale just now (i don’t know anyone who has either i’m afraid). I am expecting a hatch of Orchids in the next few weeks though. So all being well i will have some available in 4-8wks, so keep checking back once in a while. Thanks.


    • Hi Dave,

      I don’t have this species in culture at the moment, sorry mate. I’m unlikely going to have them for a while too.

      Good luck,


  1. Hi I’m currently doing lots of research before I getting a mantis as I have never owned one before. I understand that both Ghost mantis and a Giant Asian mantis are easier to take care of over other species. I was wondering which one you would recommend or if they are on par with getting the hang of looking after them.

    • Hello,

      I would say they are both equal in terms of being a ‘beginner’ species. So the only real question is which you like the look of the most?

      I can tell you that the biggest difference (apart from the obvious appearance), is that the Giant Asian will eat pretty much anything when it has matured a little (once it is 2-3cm and above), whereas the ghost mantis is a little more fussy about what it will eat (generally flies and moths). Also, Giant Asians will grow to be around 9-10cm in length, whereas ghost mantids will only grow to around 4-5cm in length.


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