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PostSubject: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 3:15 pm

We've got two sub-adult mantids, (possibly Orthodera Novaezealandiae) and we were wondering if we could move them into a container together? I was wondering if anyone knew if this mantis is communal or not

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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 3:16 pm

thats really cool... i was wondering- can mantids fly when they are adult?
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 3:19 pm

yea but not well
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 3:24 pm

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yea but not well

I don't know... Our little chinese (Tenodera Aridifolia Sinesis) has given me the run-around a few times! Our only other adult has only been so for a few days, not sure if hes worked out how to work them yet rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 5:06 pm

ok. wait for Mike to get back before you try putting them in together. he will know the answer for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/26/2008, 5:33 pm

I have never heard of Mantis being Communal, so dont put them together i have breed mantis allso, and they will eat each orther.. its possible for them to live together for some time but you might see them kill each orther in matter or minuts or days.. and some mantis spieces the males fly around to find females.. some are pretty ok flyers.. Very Happy i normaly have 1 or 2 mantis walking around freely in my home.. its pretty fun Very Happy scares the living shit out of ppl.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/27/2008, 3:44 pm

You can put 2 together, but your only gonna have 1 left... so bad idea putting them together, highly cannabalistic
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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   6/30/2008, 11:18 am

Like the others said, I've never heard of a communal mantid.

In some cases, you can keep more than one together, but there's always a high risk of cannibalism. I managed to keep two pairs in a 10-gallon tank but I wouldn't recommend it if you're not prepared to lose a few specimens.

I believe the Bug Zoo in Victoria BC has a few communal enclosures, but they're very large and only sparsely populated.

To answer the question about flight, generally speaking males are capable fliers and females are not. Some females can fly decently enough shortly after they mature but before they become noticeably gravid.

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PostSubject: Re: Aus / NZ mantids   7/1/2008, 7:05 pm

Thats cool, how did i miss this thread before?
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