Scientific name: Rhombodera sp. "Stinker" R. megaera Common name: Giant shield mantis Distribution: Thailand Max. size: Male ~10 cm, female ~11 cm Care Temperature: Day 22 - 26 °C, night room temperature Relative humidity: Day 50 - 60 %, night 60 - 70 % Recommended min. size of terrarium WxDxH: 30 x 30 x 40 cm Aggressivity against each other: High Level of difficulty: Middle (good ventilation needed) Cycle Moults until fully grown: ~9 (adult in L10) Feeding L1: Small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster L2/L3: Big fruit fly Drosophila hydei L4/L5: Blue bottle flies L6 - adult: Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp. Adult females especially love big insects like grasshoppers and cockroaches.
info Rhombodera sp. "Stinker" belongs to the biggest Rhombodera species.