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  1. Tenodera sinensis (Chinese Mantis) Introduction When asked to envision the stereotypical praying mantis, many Americans conjure up the image of Tenodera sinensis. Along with cousin, T. augustipennis, it's known also as the Chinese mantis. Impressive size coupled with commonness—at least in the eastern half of the US—have influenced this standing. Yet for a child, common doesn't necessarily equate to run of the mill, and such insects are prized for their otherworldly appearance, fascinating behavior, and endearing mannerisms. As the common name implies, the Chinese mantis will always be alie
  2. Description and Rules of the Forum. Please Read Before Posting! One care sheet per species/topic. Duplicates will be deleted.Care sheets should closely follow the template provided by the forum moderation team.Only those who have kept a species through one generation may post a care sheet.Only those able to provide the majority of information listed in the template may post a care sheet.Care sheets containing major grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors will be edited.Each care sheet will remain a work in progress. Moderators reserve the right to edit, add, or delete i
  3. Care Sheet Template Topic must be titled with scientific name and common name (example "Phyllocrania paradoxa Ghost Mantis"). Introduction Scientific and common namePhysical description/appearance, i.e. size, color, shape, crypsis, etc. Native range Difficulty level: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expertDevelopment Rate of growth and factors involvedLongevity Molting observationsBehavior/temperament Degree of activityDegree of aggression or timidityPropensity to cannibalizeDynamics of threat displayCaptive Environment Temperature range and humidity levelsType and size of enclosure(s) use
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