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  1. Hey MrGhostMantis,

    Thanks for the response on the Chinese mantis care sheet. In response to your suggestion of using a 32 oz deli cup: do I put substrate like a paper towel or moss, sand etc.? How would I properly ventilate it to both control humidity and keep prey inside?

    If the temperature where I keep it is hovering around 70 or even the high 60's would I need a heater? If so what do you use to heat the enclosure? I've heard both heat pad and lights.

    A lot of people talk about having a smaller enclosure for juveniles and then moving it to a larger one as it grows. Why not put it in a large enclosure now?

    I actually already ordered keeping the praying mantis!

    1. MrGhostMantis

      MrGhostMantis

      Not really a PM but it works 😅

      Paper towel and peat moss both work well, so does a square of 2 ply toilet paper. Never use sand or rocks, both can crush you mantis if the deli cup falls over. They also don’t hold humidity well. A mesh lid from Mantid Kingdom will work, just order cups from him. I’ll include a link right here.

      High 60’s and 70 should be OK, but your mantis will grow much, much slower. A heat lamp on a thermostat should work as long as it hovers around 80. Never use heat mats, they can short out and turn your mantis enclosure into a sauna. Also, mantids naturally go down to escape heat.

      You may not be able to find your mantis in a big enclosure, and they wouldn’t be able to find their food. If you want to see them, keep it small until the mantis is big.

      Nice! It’s a great book! It has so much info it’s insane.

      Any more questions @KyleB?

  2. Wow. I hit 1000 reputation points last night! 

    - MantisGirl13 

  3. I'm so excited! I just got accepted into the dual enrollment program at my local high school! This means that when I start my sophomore year of high school in the fall, I will also be doing work at Delaware County Community College, and I'll graduate with an associate's degree! 

    - MantisGirl13 

  4. Four more reputation points and I have the most out of everyone on the forum! Wow. I spend too much time on here. XD

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  5. Four more reputation points and I have the most out of everyone on the forum! Wow. I spend too much time on here. XD

    - MantisGirl13 

    1. MrGhostMantis

      MrGhostMantis

      I’m legit in a pm with her and we have 31 pages of it...we talk...a lot. She has answered all of my questions wonderfully. @MantisGirl13 never leave us or we will all be lost!

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  6. Four more reputation points and I have the most out of everyone on the forum! Wow. I spend too much time on here. XD

    - MantisGirl13 

    1. MrGhostMantis

      MrGhostMantis

      It’s called persistence. I’m gonna have that much by next year lol if I’m still on here so much 😂 

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  7. I love my parents. I was about to purchase 500 mealworms as feeders for my mantids and lizards, and when I asked my mom for her PayPal password so I could buy them, she looked at my dad and told me to look in the back of the fridge. Apperantly they had been planning to give me 200 mealworms for Christmas, but because I needed them, they gave them to me early. Lol

    A few years ago, I wouldn't have liked finding mealworms in my stocking, but now... lol

    - MantisGirl13 

    1. MrGhostMantis

      MrGhostMantis

      That is awesome! Exactly the opposite of what my parents would have done though xD.

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