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Hi I'm natz, I'm new to the hobby I currently have a hymenopus coronatus 2instar, a Phyllocrania paradoxa 3instar and a oxyopsis peruviana, I think 3instar I've got basic care down but finding it hard to find anything on oxyopsis peruviana the correct sizing for the enclosure of and adult I've currently got all three in deli pots till there bigger any advise you can offer is greatly appreciated
 

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Welcome to the forum, I will say, the selection of mantids y’all have regularity available overseas is enviable! Enjoy the hobby and orchids!
 

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Hi I'm natz, I'm new to the hobby I currently have a hymenopus coronatus 2instar, a Phyllocrania paradoxa 3instar and a oxyopsis peruviana, I think 3instar I've got basic care down but finding it hard to find anything on oxyopsis peruviana the correct sizing for the enclosure of and adult I've currently got all three in deli pots till there bigger any advise you can offer is greatly appreciated
Welcome! If you have the molting surface on the top (screen under or part of lid) smaller cages are big enough, but if molting surfaces are lower (low twigs) bigger cages can be too small. I raised Oxyopsis in 16 oz. deli with screen lid (about 7 cm high). A few species don't molt well hanging from perpendicular surfaces but most do very well.
 

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Welcome! If you have the molting surface on the top (screen under or part of lid) smaller cages are big enough, but if molting surfaces are lower (low twigs) bigger cages can be too small. I raised Oxyopsis in 16 oz. deli with screen lid (about 7 cm high). A few species don't molt well hanging from perpendicular surfaces but most do very well.
Thank you I couldn't find anything on google with the size of a adult. Currently in 32.oz deli pot. Correct temps or humidity
 

The Wolven

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Europeans do have access to more variety of mantises than the U.S. I wonder if it's possible to get ooths from species not available in the U.S legally imported from a breeder over in European to here. It would involve getting a permit, I'm sure.
 

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Hi I'm natz, I'm new to the hobby I currently have a hymenopus coronatus 2instar, a Phyllocrania paradoxa 3instar and a oxyopsis peruviana, I think 3instar I've got basic care down but finding it hard to find anything on oxyopsis peruviana the correct sizing for the enclosure of and adult I've currently got all three in deli pots till there bigger any advise you can offer is greatly appreciated
Just added a Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi 4instar to my collection. The
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other 3 have all had successful molts. They also have names now casper, assassin, blossom and most likely prickles
 
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