Keeping Praying Mantises Together [Is That Possible?]

Have you ever seen praying mantises group together? Probably not. Not strange, because these insects are solitary animals. This means they live on their own without the company of conspecifics. Praying mantises don’t even care for their young. They glue the eggs — called ootheca — on a branch and will carry on with their…

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Insect Or Arthropod: What’s The Difference And The Similarity?

A lot of people call any crawly creature insects. One reason is probably that many people don’t like these creatures: They are strange-looking and when a creature has more than 4 legs, it must be an insect, right? Unfortunately, many arthropods are mistaken for being insects. But, there is a clear distinction between insects and…

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Best Praying Mantis Species For Absolute Beginners

Are you an absolute beginner in keeping praying mantis and wondering what the best species is to start with? Well, then you are on the right page. Keeping praying mantises can be a lot of fun and they are truly astonishing creatures. In this article, we will list the best praying mantis species if you…

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Increase Stick Insect Eggs Hatching Success

Having trouble hatching your stick insect eggs. Sometimes you only have to be patient because stick insect eggs can take months or even a year before they hatch, depending on the species. However, there are some ways to increase the hatching success. That is the topic we discuss in this article. To increase the hatching…

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How Many Stick Insects Can Live Together

When you want to keep stick insects as pets a common question is how many you can keep. What enclosure size do you need and what should you consider. For a single stick insect, a simple enclosure is more than enough, but if you keep a large colony of a certain species there are more…

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Does A Praying Mantis Need Substrate

Whether or not you’re new to keeping praying mantises, this is an often questioned topic. However, the use of a substrate is partly dependent on your preference. In this article, we discuss if they actually need it in the first place. You can keep praying mantises perfectly without a substrate, but using a substrate has…

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