Post by Rev. Redmond Farrier on Jun 28, 2012 21:14:18 GMT -8
I caught the biggest praying mantis I have ever seen around here tonight and about an hour later I caught another smaller one in the same spot just beyond where my mv light is brightest. Just on a whim I decided to keep them alive in a 10gal aquarium instead of putting them in the freezer to add to my collection right away. My question is, is there any insect that I shouldn't feed to them? I know that crickets are good, but it can be a pain to find them at times and my mv light brings in all manner of common gray moths, beetles and other assorted insects. Are there any insects that I should avoid when catching dinner for them? The big one is snacking on a moth at the moment. Since I have a problem with fruit flies getting in my aquarium with my D. tityus, the idea occured to me that I could put a bit of old banana in with them to draw fruit flies for them to snack on.
Any tips on keeping a mantis would be most appreciated.
I tried to take a photo, but photographing through the glass doesn't tend to turn out well and they are too keen on escape for me to lift the lid for a photo.
Post by hibiscusmile on Jul 1, 2012 6:50:36 GMT -8
looks like a chinese female, probably fertile as her tummy is large. She can eat all manner of bugs, no ants, they are dangerous and poison, the moths will make a great meal for her, wish u were here, I would love someone to help me catch them for my girls!
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