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Kortnee

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Does anyone have advise for successfully getting a female to lay fertile egg cases and getting them to hatch? I have been able to successfully mate multiple pairs. However, either the female never lays an egg case or they do not hatch. Looking for information on breeding setups as well as dietary supplementation. Thank you!
 

agent A

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yea a few things
1: don't give females too much food at once. 4 or 5 prey every 2-3 days max
2: i gut load my flies with crested gecko food before use. this enhances the protein and nutrient content of prey
3: variety! roaches, moths, flies: use them!
4: be sure females are hydrated but don't get the humidity too high. mist lightly every day or every other day
ooths can take up to 3 months to hatch
 

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Yankeeman1421 wrote that feeding the Orchid mantis honeybees, roaches, moths that have a diet consisting of pollen fixes the infertility and other common problems when breeding Orchid mantises:
 

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