Sure. I keep the females in a 70x50x50cm tank and the males in a 60x40x50cm. I custom built them with fiberglass mesh on top, left and right, as well as pressed cork in the background. The top has thin sticks, pencil-thick at most, glued to it.Wow he's got some amazing coloration! Congrats on getting this group of yours all the way to sub-adult/adult. Making me excited for my idolos coming in. You mind sharing the enclosure you keep them in? I've been looking for a permanent adult enclosure for mine.
Thanks! Yeah, it shows both and records the highest and lowest points measured too. Really useful for the initial setup.Woah nice pics! The arm-waving one is pretty cool haha~ Is that a humidity detector at the right corner? I need to get one for my aquarium too so I'm looking for one like that that shows temp and humidity.
Thanks! The front is acrylic glass with a lock.Wow amazing pictures and beautiful mantises! I love the pictures of them displaying! Makes me want to try out this species some day. Is this species very communal? I am assuming they are by the picture of several of them in one cage.
Your costume enclosures are also amazing! Is the front fiberglass mesh as well?
I know of another keeper who lost an Idolomantis to cannibalism because of a molt. It's quite odd.I have heard of them killing one another while molting... that's really the only time cannibalism ever happens with this species unless, of course, you don't feed them enough. But most are accidents like yours. Sad to lose such old female...
Quick question- what instar did you get your males and females at? Because it seems like you timed them up pretty well!
Thanks! Parameters and feeding are the same, I seperated the genders at L5, when the molting time between the fastest and slowest were already about 2 weeks apart, seems like it just depends on the individuals.Wow you got them at the same age and a male and female molted to adult at the same time? That's amazing! Did you have a temperature difference between the males and females?
I ordered 6 L3 of the idolos. 2 female and 4 males. All of them have molted to L4 except one female. But I have been keeping the males slightly less hot than the females in hopes of slowing them down
Id say you did an amazing job raising them if you've gotten almost every single one this far.