African Praying Mantis

Natural habitat

Inhabits the grassland and woodland habitats of Africa. The Praying Mantis is a voracious predator. When captive, adults require a 2.5 gallon enclosure.


Hyperactive and hard to hold.

Captive environment

Provide several climbing areas on branches, logs, & plants. This species like dense foliage for climbing hiding.


Maintain day temperature range between 80-86 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 72-78 degrees F.


This species requires moderate levels of humidity.

Water requirements

Use a small shallow bowl with saturated cotton or similar.

Nutritional requirements

This species is a carnivore (meat eater). Eats insects and arthropods.

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