Caring for an Old Mantis


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Sep 4, 2023
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Portland, OR
Hello again, I'm currently caring for an elderly Chinese Mantis. She's started to lose her grip even though she's only lost 1 tarsus, and she'll fall occasionally. Her claws will also frequently get stuck in the mesh. Is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable? She likes to hang on the ceiling which is getting increasingly hard for her to do. I've inverted her enclosure so the ceiling's at an angle and hopefully easier to access, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I can do to help her. Thanks in advance!
there isnt really much else you can do unfortunately, you may be able to move her to an enclosure with a slightly lower roof if you are able to so if she falls she is less likely to hurt herself, its sad watching them get old

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