Hierodula sp golden praying mantis H. venosa

Hierodula sp golden H. Golden

    • GENERAL INFORMATION
    • Scientific name: Hierodula venosa
    • Common name: Giant rain forest
    • Max. size: Female ~10 cm, male ~9 cm
    • These are large beautiful and great pets!
    • KEEPING
    • 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
    • BIOLOGY
    • 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
    • MORE
    • Feeding
    • 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.

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