Jeweled Flower Mantis - Antiqued Frame

Jeweled Flower Mantis - Antiqued Frame

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This is a beautiful colorful mantis~

Creobroter gemmatus, common name jeweled flower mantis, is a species of praying mantis native to Asia.

Males grow to about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) and females are slightly larger. They prefer a humid environment and live about nine months in captivity. Females can be cannibalistic but males are fairly communal. Though infrequent, cannibalism among C. germmatus is nevertheless more common than among other flower mantises.

They molt 8 times to become an adult and can take between 2 and 5 months to mature depending on food and temperature. They are the smallest yet most widespread Creobroter species. They make easy pets with proper care and it is said there is a 90% survival rate among nymphs.

A great addition to any cabinet of curiosities or classroom educational tool!

The critter pictured is an example of what you will be receiving. No worries, they are all about the same and super lovely.