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3.5/5

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4/5

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3/5

African Twig Mantis - Popa spurca

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3610, South Africa

Posted Jan 30, 2016

The African Twig Mantis is an interesting and unusual Mantis species. They do very well in captivity and be kept in outdoor mesh cages measuring 60cm x 40cm x 40cm. They are amazing to keep and easy to feed, keep and breed. They are very active and will appreciate the extra space outdoors. This species can live for quite a long time in captivity. This is a ferocious predator and will eat any insect or invertebrate but inside the cage with it. They reach adulthood at the age of 5-6 months. They are arboreal animals and their cages need to be fitted with as many branches and plants as possible. Youngsters do very well on a diet of fruit flies and adults on a diet of crickets. A Great species of insect to keep and this is the reason why this species is so popular in captivity.

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