HELP!! Mantis raptorial broken?


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Nov 11, 2023
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California, USA
Hi everyone, I'm new to mantis keeping and I have recently gotten a ghost mantis. She is an l4. Today when I was feeding her, a bug or something flew into my eye, and when I tried to whack it out on instinct I think I may have hit her. Her left raptorial isn't opening and she is constantly washing it and flexing her other arm. Is there anything I can do? I am really worried she won't be able to use her arm anymore.
That’s okay she will catch flies and move around just fine with the one arm. It will be fixed in her next molt. Just keep an eye on her to make sure she is eating. :) If you see she is struggling to eat or catch food you can help her out by getting a roach and putting it on a tooth pick squish the roach a little so the guts come out and rub it on her mouth after a few seconds she will take the food. :) hope that helps

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