Copy of Hierodula sp golden praying mantis H. venosa
Hierodula sp golden H. Golden
Scientific name:Hierodula venosa
Common name:Giant rain forest
Max. size:Female ~10 cm, male ~9 cm
These are large beautiful and great pets!
Temperature:Day 22 - 25 °C, night room temperature
Relative humidity:Day 60 - 70 %, night 70 - 90 %
Recommended min. size of terrarium WxDxH:30 x 30 x 40 cm
Aggressivity against each other:High
Level of difficulty:Easy
Moults until fully grown:Female ~9 (adult in L10), male ~8 (adult in L9)
Sexually mature after last moult:Female ~5 weeks, male ~3 weeks
Duration of development inside the ootheca:6 - 8 weeks
Hatching rate:150 - 200 Nymphs possible
L1/L2: Small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster andBig fruit fly Drosophila hydei
L3: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sp.and Big fruit fly Drosophila hydei
L4/L5: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sp.
L6: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sp. and Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp.
L7 - adult: Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp.
Adult female especially love big food like Grasshoppers or Cockroaches.
Hierodula venosa, or Hierodula golden is similar to other Hierodula species in that it is large however it is more of a golden color most of the time than green. This is one of the larger species in the hobby. Very aggressive with prey and fun to keep. These are L2 and eating fruit flies or house flies.