Large Brown mantis/Grass mantis (Archimantis latistyla) L4-L5 nymphs

(4 customer reviews)


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*Sold as 4th instar captive bred nymphs (juvies)*

These are large (up to 100mm in length) mantids found on the east coast of Australia, often on dead plants, large trees or grass.

Instars are a method of measuring an invertebrates growth and age. for example a 2nd install mantis is one that has moulted once since emerging from the egg. for most mantids, they undergo 6 moults, so a 5th instar animal is a pre-sub adult. For this species a 3rd instar will be around 25mm in length, while a 5th instar is about 6-8cm.

These mantids should be fed on crickets. Enclosures for these mantids are easy to make, just ensure there is a lot of ventilation, a hole cut out in the lid of a plastic container with mesh hot glued there will provide adequate ventilation. provide a fake plant or a diagonally placed stick for climbing and moulting. Alternatively our mesh enclosures are perfect.

Due to their age these mantids are timid, however they are intelligent and will get used to handling if handled regularly.

Our nymphs are currently feeding on x-small crickets.

Suggested Kit:

The Big Box with Mantis Kit


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4 reviews for Large Brown mantis/Grass mantis (Archimantis latistyla) L4-L5 nymphs

  1. Zach (verified owner)

    Little fella came super healthy and ready, packing was exceptional and communication was top tier! Thankyou 🙂

  2. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Absolutely thrilled with our little mantises! They arrived safely in their well thought out containers. They were eager for a drink and some food, and have settled in so nicely! Thank you!

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  3. Finnian (verified owner)

    This is my third purchase from Bug Frenzy, and my little mantis arrived happy and healthy! They do like to jump a lot though, but it’s adorable! They ate a couple crickets and have adjusted nicely!

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  4. Vic Ross (verified owner)

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