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  1. Hey Mitch!

    I was wondering if you also had fruitflies cultures for sale to come with the mantis? I have no idea where to find them in London, and I read it’s usually better to order the mantis and it’s food together.


    • Hi,

      I don’t sell fruit fly cultures just now, sorry. You can get them from eBay though, i recommend ‘Advanced Husbandry’, his cultures are clean and healthy.

      Kind Regards,

  2. With the giant Asian mantis, what should I be feeding it to start with on arrival. Also was wondering if buying a heat mat would be good to keep the temperature at what it should be.


    • Hi,

      The Giant Asian is currently feeding on large fruit flies (Drosophila hydei), and will continue to do so for another couple of moults yet.

      This is quite a hardy species, so can tolerate a wide range in temperatures. I keep them at 23-26C on average (daytime), and a dip to 20-22C overnight. But they can tolerate it at 22-24C just fine, they’ll just develop more slowly. So it depends on what the temperature will be in the room you decide to keep it in? This will determine if you need to get a heat mat or not etc… Hope that helps 🙂



  3. Hi, I am interested in buying an orchid mantis and would firstly like to know the price and should they live alone or in a group?

    • Hi, I don’t have any Orchids available at the moment, sorry about that.

      I’m currently just waiting for the next ooths to hatch.

      They will be £8-£10 each, and they should never be kept together.


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