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Misc. Invertebrate Care Sheets

How to Care for Your Orchid Mantis

How to Care for Your Orchid Mantis

The orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) is a small, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to southeast Asia. They are usually found near clusters of white and pink flowers, where their camouflage serves them best, but they also spend time in trees...

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How to Care for Your Ghost Mantis

How to Care for Your Ghost Mantis

The ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) is a small, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to the forests of Madagascar and Africa.  Ghost mantises are unique-looking mantises with bodies built for maximum camouflage, and their bodies are shaped to look like they’re...

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How to Care for Your African Mantis

How to Care for Your African Mantis

The African mantis (Sphodromantis lineola) is a medium-large, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate primarily native to west and central Africa. Their preferred habitat is forest and savanna. African mantises have a fairly typical praying mantis appearance with a long, sticklike body, large...

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How to Care for Your Chinese Mantis

How to Care for Your Chinese Mantis

The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a medium-large, diurnal, carnivorous invertebrate native to east and southeast Asia. However, this species has been introduced to the United States, and because of their popularity as a form of pest control, Chinese mantises...

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