Jeweled Flower Mantis in Floating Mini Frame

Jeweled Flower Mantis in Floating Mini Frame

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This is a beautiful colorful mantis~

Encased in a black plastic float frame with elasticity film which allows you to easily see both sides of the mantis. The plastic film allows you to better see the physical characteristics of your critter while keeping them safe. You can open the frame but it will probably damage your new insect friend.

The frame is approximately 3.75" x 3.75". 4" with base.

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.