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Orchid mantis with picture

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DizzyDancer Fri 15-Jan-16 13:25:01

So I got my mantis today
I've got a photo but it's so small you can't really see it. I don't know if it's male or female yet but so far it's getting on well. So here is Osha. The orchid preying mantis

diggerdigsdogs Fri 15-Jan-16 13:28:33

That is amazingly cool!

Congratulations smile

We sometimes see mantis in the wild here in Aus. There are weird little beasts but strangely lovely.

DizzyDancer Fri 15-Jan-16 13:29:44

I can't wait till it gets older and the colours really come through.
It's come in a slushy cup that is suppose to be suitable for up to 4 months but in going to go and get some bark and a fake orchid plant and pop it in there in a bigger tank j have all ready

DizzyDancer Fri 15-Jan-16 15:24:34

More pictures of Osha

fortifiedwithtea Fri 15-Jan-16 15:57:11

Cool smile aptly named looks like an orchid.

How big will it get when its big?

NightWanderer Fri 15-Jan-16 15:59:26

We get regular preying mantis here but unfortunately the cat likes to eat them. That one is pretty cool. Wouldn't last 5 minutes in our house though.

DizzyDancer Fri 15-Jan-16 16:16:52

If it's male it will get to around 2.5cm. Females are a bit bigger of around 6-7cm

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