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PostSubject: Budwing Mantis won't eat   11/13/2012, 10:26 am

Ok, so I went to this thing called Reptile Expo, and every thing was for sale. I purchased 2 mantids, a Indian Flower Mantis and a Budwing Mantis. My Flower Mantis is doing fine, but my Budwing Mantis won't eat. I feed it a roach about 3 days ago and it hasn't eaten since. I don't know what to do. HELP!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Budwing Mantis won't eat   11/14/2012, 10:33 am

mantises don't eat so often - I'd put in a few crickets (3 or 4) and remove what is uneaten or one large prey item (roach) for the mantis every 10-14 days - your mantis is likely fine:)
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PostSubject: Re: Budwing Mantis won't eat   11/14/2012, 12:04 pm

Ok, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Budwing Mantis won't eat   11/16/2012, 10:32 am

yeah my mantis used to go ages without eating, when i first got it, it didnt eat for over a month Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Budwing Mantis won't eat   11/16/2012, 7:02 pm

WOW!!!
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