|Distribution||Indonesië, Maleisië, Sumatra|
|Size||Females ~7cm Males ~5cm|
|Life expectancy||Females up to 2 years. Males up to 1 year.|
|Colors||Several brown colors, rarily seen in green|
|Group keeping possible||Nymphs up to L3, or adult amles|
-Individual keeping: From 20x20x20cm
-Smaller nymphs are best kept in smaller enclosures in order to make sure they can catch their food more easily.
-Substrate: soil, sand, kitchen towel, coco peat, spagnum moss or a mixture.
-Climbing surfaces: Branches, live or plastic plants, mesh sides or a combination.
-Ventilation: Top ventilation, best to provide ventilation from the side as well.
Night: Room temperature, (under 18C no problem)
|L1/L2||Big fruitflies (Drosophila hydei)|
|L3/L4||Big fruitflies (D. hydei) and green bottle flies|
|L5+||Green bottle flies, bluebottle flies, small crickets, small redrunners.|
In general: Praying mantises have segments on their abdomen(=belly). The amount of segments differs for males and females. This is a reliable method to use for sexing nymphs, the bigger they are the easier it is to see the difference.
Females will be adult in L9, Males in L7
Amount of molts can sometimes differ 1 when they are kept under extreme conditions. Both adult sexes will have wings, but especially the males are capable of flying short distances.
Females around 4 weeks after the last molt, males after around 2 weeks after the last molt.
Oothecas & incubation
De oothecas are around 2 to 3cm long. Up to 8 oothecas can be layed, with an interval of 2 to 4 weeks. The first ootheca will be layed after 6 to 8 weeks after the female became an adult.
The hatching of the ootheca should happen after around 7 weeks. On average, aroun 40 nymphs will be born. The nymphs are pretty big for an L1 compared to other species.