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Review for Orchid mantises (SEXED L2 female / L4 Male)
5/5
I’ll never order anywhere else

This was my first time ordering exotic mantises online, and it was definitely a bit of a struggle. Living in the US, shipping was supposed to take around 9 days or so. There were some issues with the post office (had nothing to do with Mitch) and it took 16 days before I got them. Nonetheless, Mitch was active in his communication, and anytime I messaged him, he replied within a few hours, even though it was in the middle of the night. He was very courteous, and answered all my questions with straightforward and detailed answers. I ordered a sexed pair of orchids, and he threw in an extra male free of charge. Even after the 16 days in shipping, they all survived, and were very excited and lively. All three of them molted in shipping, but there were no casualties or mismolts. They were clearly very hungry, and they ate as soon as I tried to feed them. I will definitely order from Mitch again, exclusively. The experience was a bit stressful due to shipping delays, but he was confident in his packaging (which was indeed flawless), and he shared all my concerns. His prices are the best I could find, and the orchids I received look amazing. Besides the issues with shipping, everything went smoothly, and I’ll be back in a month or so for more. Thanks Mitch!

Review for Idolomantis diabolica (Adult male) T shirt
5/5
Superb T shirt and service

The t shirt arrived today and is superb. The quality is great, as is the choice of colours. Great value for money, thanks Mitch mate, one very happy customer…again.

Review for Giant devil flower mantis L2
5/5
Fantastic service

I ordered three L2 Giant devil flower mantis nymphs. The p&p cost was superb for next day delivery and the mantis were packed in individual containers inside a strong cardboard box. There was lots of packaging and also netting inside the pots for the mantis to cling onto. There were no fatalities and the nymphs were all in great health. There was even an extra L1 nymph also in great health. I will certainly be ordering from The praying mantis again. Superb service, thank you.

Review for Orchid Mantis
5/5
Great service

Bought my second mantis from Mitch. Great packaging, and a healthy mantis. Fast delivery as well. I reckon I’ll definitely be buying from him again. Thanks mate

Review for Orchid mantis
5/5
Review for Orchid mantis

Very pleased with my purchase. I made a mistake with shipping but it was sorted very quickly! The mantis was packaged very well and looked beautiful. I definitely recommend buying from here!!

Review for various mantids
5/5
various mantids

i highly recommend buying from Mitch at the praying mantis. i have been buying mantids from him for al most a year now. i have never been disappointed. first class service offered, mantids always arrive quickly and in optimal health. i purchased two alien heads from him yesterday and they are already feeding today. first class priceless advice given freely. thanks Mitch for all your help and support.

Review for Various Nymphs
5/5
Brilliant

Speedy delivery and well packaged, will definitely return and order more. Daughter is slightly obsessed with Mantids.

Review for Various Nymphs
5/5
First class seller

In the past I’ve bought mantids and equipment from Mitch both online and at invertebrate shows. The service is always flawless and the animals themselves are healthy and well looked after. I’m now at the point where I wouldn’t buy from anywhere else.

Review for Mixed nymphs
5/5
The best there is

I’ve kept mantids for over a decade now. In my opinion, they are the best pets out there with their stunning variety and interesting characters. Over the years I’ve purchased from many different breeders, shows and pet shops, but none have come close to providing the overall quality of service that Mitch has. The dispatch was as fast as humanly possible, with excellent packaging and a postage cost that was and is substantially cheaper than most other sellers of exotics. Communication has been excellent every time I’ve had queries, fast and helpful. As far as the products themselves, I found it helpful that some supplementary items such as the containers with ventilated lids are available cheaply, so there is little need to buy bits and pieces from elsewhere. I’m often very surprised at the variety of nymphs for sale, sometimes I’ve never heard of the species. I tend to buy 5-10 at a time and Mitch kindly added an extra or two in each order in case of a death in transit. Thankfully the nymphs are clearly well looked after and all have arrived in perfect health. The orchids I bought were even sexed so I know I have a mixture, which is excellent as I’ve had experiences in the past where breeders seemed to be selling off exclusively males without disclosing this fact. Going the extra mile seems the norm at ThePrayingMantis, so I can’t see myself buying from anyone else in the future.

Review for Asian Mantis
5/5

Bought my first Mantis here, Came quickly and was well packaged. The mantis looks nice and healthy and is eating really well. I’m really pleased with my purchase!

Review for Orchid and rainforest mantis with vivs
5/5
Excellent all round

I was nervous buying the babies so I had lots of questions and worries, Mitch answered all with patience and knowledge, he definitely knows his animals!!! So order placed I only had to wait 24 hours and my little beauties arrived!! Super fast delivery! Great packaging, ensuring the babies were safe for their journey, everything I ordered, I received. Plus some flies thank you Mitch 🙂 My babies arrived looking stunning, healthy and looking great!! The starter kits are excellent .. Exact size needed for these tinies, it has everything you need, at a great price and it’s a pretty little viv too 🙂 highly recommend

Review for Mantis
5/5

My first purchase from you guys. The mantises arrived quickly and safely. The little gifts are really appreciated. Highly recommended.

Review for Assorted Mantid
5/5
Top Man!

Quick delivery,great prices,and perfectly packaged. Bonus was greatly appreciated,will definitely be back.

Review for Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii
5/5
Excellent service

Great communication. Mantis arrived well-packed and safely. Wonderful breeder & seller, highly recommended 🙂

Review for Hymenopus Coronatus
5/5
Perfect

Excellent packaging, service and all healthy. Thank you very much. See you soon.

Review for Mantids
5/5
Exellent fella

Came quick and all healthy

Review for Orchid & Spiny Flower Mantis
5/5
So happy Excellent Service Fantastic Packaging too

Excellent Service will not buy from anyone else now

Review for Hymenopus Coronatus
5/5
Superior delivery and packaging

Recieved my mantisses in splendid condition. Fantastic seller, suberb service and great delivery. I really want to recommend this shop.

Review for Best online mantis
5/5
Best packaged mantises.

Exceptional delivery of my heirodula’s was very happy with the communication, and fast dispatch, they arrived in immaculate condition, very healthy. I am very happy, just a shame there are no idolomantises, currently available misses out there 😂 will buy again and soon.

Review for Mantids and starter pack.
5/5
Brilliant mantids and great fast delivery

Mitch was really very helpful when we had questions before our order. Great knowledge and really prompt with replies. Mantids arrived very quickly and nice and warm due to the heat bad supplied. The start up kit I also ordered was brilliant and I am so pleased with it i am ordering another one! All round a great service and would highly recommend Mitch. Thank you very much, one very happy customer.

Review for Orchid mantis and African mantis
5/5
Brilliant mantids & service

Andrew is extremely knowledgable about these critters and he’s always on-hand to help with any questions. He sent us two healthy mantids that were well-packaged. We’ve had them a few months now and they are fit and healthy still. Will be coming back for more!

Review for Orchid Mantises
5/5
Top class service!!

After having an issue with my postman and him not knocking on the door and just taking it to the postal office, I finally got them this morning all safe and sound!! Speedy delivery though, was next day after Completing the order. All the little Orchids were packaged really well, full of bubble wrap and packing peanuts and a heat pack to keep them all nice and warm!! I had a nice unexpected surprise also when I opened the box with a little Ghost Mantis in there to go with the rest of my Ghost Mantises that I already had previously (not in the same enclosure don’t worry) thank you so much for that!!! Definitely going to be looking at getting other species from you in the future!!!

Review for Praying mantids
5/5
Amazing service doesn't stop upon delivery

The mantids we ordered both arrived happy and healthy, and packed amazingly. When one of them started to have problems moulting, I shot Mitch an email, having seen from other reviews that he was apparently very invested in helping out customers following arrival of their product(s). These all turned out to be true, when discussing the problems Mitch gave off an air of “no problem is too small” and he had the mantis’s best interests at heart at all times. This isn’t something you see very often, especially with online stores. I honestly can’t speak highly enough of him; but if he bred other inverts as well this would definitely be my one-stop-shop for them! and it’s certainly the only place online I’d be interested in buying a mantis from!

Review for Ghost mantis, orchid mantis.
5/5
Hugh McCourt

Mantids arrived safe and sound both feeding. Many thanks for excellent service and the extra 32oz deli cup. Highly recommended.

Review for Praying Mantis
5/5
Fantastic Seller!

Cannot recommend Mitch enough, all of my nymphs have arrived in perfect health plus my little extra (very grateful) seem very active and happy. Perfect customer service and the nymphs come very well packaged with a heat pad. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

Review for Mantids
5/5
Harvey

Messaged as a newby to caring for mantids, was amazingly helpful to me, gave me lots of advice about care and feeding and essentially taught me how to care for my now happy and healthy mantids!! cannot reccomend him enough

Review for Hymenopus coronatus (Orchid Mantis) / Rhombodera megaera (Giant Shield Mantis)
5/5
Fantastic seller

My little nymphs arrived promptly and very nicely packaged with a heat pack inside to keep the Mantids a good temperature. Mitch put in a few extra flies for me & they are eating well seeming happy and healthy. Would recommend this breeder & website to anybody looking for some mantid friends ♥

Review for Idolomantis
5/5
Very happy

Great service throughout! Helpful advice, great packaging, and healthy mantis. Will come again.

Review for Orchid Mantis
5/5
Awesome service

I asked lots of questions, Mitch was most patient, and answered all my queries. The mantis arrived very well packaged, safe and healthy 🙂 The delivery was very fast (next day). I’m very happy, will definitely recommend to others, and use myself again. Thank you so much.