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Do you need a male or female praying mantis to breed?

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Picture by Michael Schenk. To breed praying mantids, you need a male and a female. Stick insect females are able to produce fertilized eggs without ever mating with a male (the are parthenogenic), but almost all praying mantis species need fertilization to develop their eggs.
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Which is the best name for a praying mantis?

Rhombodera sp. R. megaera Common name: Giant shield mantis. These magnificent very large and beautiful mantis are great. They are a little more aggressive than some and have no problem hunting and capturing large prey. If bred they produce large ooths with many nymphs as many as 200!

When do male and female orchid mantises mature?

Males en females from the same egg case will mature at different times, sometimes months apart. The male will already die of old age before the female is mature. This is an adult male and adult female Orchid mantis. You can see how much smaller the male is compared to the female.

Do you need to take care of praying mantis eggs?

When fertilized eggs are laid in an egg-sack called an ootheca, you need to take care of the eggs to ensure that healthy nymphs hatch. The difficulty of breeding mantids and raising nymphs strongly varies between species.


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