to see in what L(?) they are.


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I saw on the net that you can raise a mantis. So I bought a ooth, it took me 62 days. Then i saw that they were comming out of it. I got fruitflys from School (biology) but I wonder in wat L(..) there are now. And how long does it take to go to an other L(..)

I now I wrote it down a bit twisted, I hope you understand it.

Greetings, Luuk

If they just hatched, then they are L1, once they molt, they will be L2, and then L3, you get it.(hopefully)

Hi Luuk, and welcome to the forums :)

Most species of mantids will molt 8-12 days after hatching. It has a lot to do with how much they are fed. Well fed nymphs will molt a little faster. You can expect them to molt every 2 weeks for the first 3-4 molts, and then every 3-4 weeks during the next few molts. It is not uncommon for a mantid to take 4-6 weeks before undergoing its final molt into adulthood.


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