Recommended Terrarium minimum size WxDxH:30 x 30 x 40 cm
Aggressiveness towards species:High
Number of molts adult stage:Females approx. 9 (adult in L10), male approx. 8 (adult in L9)
Reaching sexual maturity after adult skin:Females about 4 weeks, males about 3 weeks
Development period in Ooth:approx. 5 weeks
Hatching rate per ooth: as many as 200 nymphs is possible
L1: Small fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster
L2 / L3: Large fruit flies Drosophila hydei
L4 / L5: Blue Bottle Flies
Adult females also like to eat large crickets, grasshoppers or cockroaches and large meal-worms
This species Rhombodera cf. basalis . It has now been assigned to the IGM master 277. This strain has yellow inner wings.
The Green Shield mantis can already be recognized by its wide backplate at early developmental stages. This mantid species is very aggressive, actively hunting. In the subadult and adult stage, it likes to eat large prey such as adult crickets or cockroaches. cannibalism rate definitely not communal.