{"id":4654128824399,"title":"Dead Leaf Mantis Nymph (Deroplatys lobata) Rare And Interesting They Get Big","handle":"dead-leaf-mantis-nymph-deroplatys-desiccata-rare-and-interesting-they-get-big","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000; font-size: large;\"\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Tahoma\" size=\"4\" style=\"font-family: Tahoma;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003e(1) Dead Leaf Mantis nymph L-2 to L-4 stage.  About 1 inch.  \u003cspan\u003eThey are eating hydei fruit flies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Dead Leaf Mantis, or \u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eDeroplatys lobata\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, is a large mantis from Malaysia that is camouflaged as a dead leaf. It looks amazing! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThis mantis mimics dead leaves. Females are about 65 to 70mm in length and males are about 45mm in length. 1st instar nymphs are up to 15mm in length and 2nd instar nymphs are about 21mm in length when their abdomens are expanded. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eTheir coloring ranges from dark gray to light mottled gray.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eDeroplatys lobata\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e is a pretty docile species of praying mantis. They can be easily ‘scared’ by large prey or the hand of their owner, making them run away frantically or display a death feigning behavior (play dead).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb style=\"color: #626262; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';\"\u003eFeeding:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThis species has no preference, but make sure it has a varied diet. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eStart out with fruit flies for nymphs and move to pinhead crickets for larger nymphs and crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and other larger insects for sub-adult and adults. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey especially love flying insects like moths. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eIt’s recommended that the size of the feeder insect does not exceed 1\/3 the length of the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eEven though they are voracious and will attack any insect, do not offer them poisonous insects or wasps or bees as these could seriously harm the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eTo feed them, you can either drop the food inside the tank and if the mantis is hungry, it’ll go after the prey or you can feed them by hand: use a pair of tweezers to hold the insect and wave it in front of the mantis, if it’s hungry, it will turn its head to stare directly at the insect and will snatch it from the tweezers. Do not overfeed them, overfeeding can and will shorten their life span. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eFeed them as much as it will eat in one day and do not feed it for another 2 days. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eAs for watering, this type will get its fluid from its food, but it can sometimes be seen drinking off droplets from the side of the cage so misting the cage every once in a while is best.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_8c041c24-2f55-41fb-a80d-1a07fb1d1e00_compact.png?v=1516993447\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-05-30T15:41:32-12:00","created_at":"2020-05-30T15:44:38-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Mantis","tags":["Praying Mantis"],"price":2495,"price_min":2495,"price_max":2495,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":2695,"compare_at_price_min":2695,"compare_at_price_max":2695,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32285456728143,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Dead Leaf Mantis Nymph (Deroplatys lobata) Rare And Interesting They Get Big","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":2495,"weight":907,"compare_at_price":2695,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"684500960554"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/DeadLeafMantisnymph.jpg?v=1590896680"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/DeadLeafMantisnymph.jpg?v=1590896680","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":7169570668623,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.749,"height":2526,"width":1892,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/DeadLeafMantisnymph.jpg?v=1590896680"},"aspect_ratio":0.749,"height":2526,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/DeadLeafMantisnymph.jpg?v=1590896680","width":1892}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000; font-size: large;\"\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Tahoma\" size=\"4\" style=\"font-family: Tahoma;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003e(1) Dead Leaf Mantis nymph L-2 to L-4 stage.  About 1 inch.  \u003cspan\u003eThey are eating hydei fruit flies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Dead Leaf Mantis, or \u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eDeroplatys lobata\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, is a large mantis from Malaysia that is camouflaged as a dead leaf. It looks amazing! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThis mantis mimics dead leaves. Females are about 65 to 70mm in length and males are about 45mm in length. 1st instar nymphs are up to 15mm in length and 2nd instar nymphs are about 21mm in length when their abdomens are expanded. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eTheir coloring ranges from dark gray to light mottled gray.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eDeroplatys lobata\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e is a pretty docile species of praying mantis. They can be easily ‘scared’ by large prey or the hand of their owner, making them run away frantically or display a death feigning behavior (play dead).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb style=\"color: #626262; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS';\"\u003eFeeding:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThis species has no preference, but make sure it has a varied diet. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eStart out with fruit flies for nymphs and move to pinhead crickets for larger nymphs and crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and other larger insects for sub-adult and adults. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey especially love flying insects like moths. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eIt’s recommended that the size of the feeder insect does not exceed 1\/3 the length of the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eEven though they are voracious and will attack any insect, do not offer them poisonous insects or wasps or bees as these could seriously harm the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eTo feed them, you can either drop the food inside the tank and if the mantis is hungry, it’ll go after the prey or you can feed them by hand: use a pair of tweezers to hold the insect and wave it in front of the mantis, if it’s hungry, it will turn its head to stare directly at the insect and will snatch it from the tweezers. Do not overfeed them, overfeeding can and will shorten their life span. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eFeed them as much as it will eat in one day and do not feed it for another 2 days. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Trebuchet MS\" size=\"4\" color=\"#626262\" style=\"color: #000000; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS'; font-size: large;\"\u003eAs for watering, this type will get its fluid from its food, but it can sometimes be seen drinking off droplets from the side of the cage so misting the cage every once in a while is best.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_8c041c24-2f55-41fb-a80d-1a07fb1d1e00_compact.png?v=1516993447\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Dead Leaf Mantis Nymph (Deroplatys lobata) Rare And Interesting They Get Big

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(1) Dead Leaf Mantis nymph L-2 to L-4 stage.  About 1 inch.  They are eating hydei fruit flies.

The Dead Leaf Mantis, or Deroplatys lobata, is a large mantis from Malaysia that is camouflaged as a dead leaf. It looks amazing! 

This mantis mimics dead leaves. Females are about 65 to 70mm in length and males are about 45mm in length. 1st instar nymphs are up to 15mm in length and 2nd instar nymphs are about 21mm in length when their abdomens are expanded. 

Their coloring ranges from dark gray to light mottled gray.

Deroplatys lobata is a pretty docile species of praying mantis. They can be easily ‘scared’ by large prey or the hand of their owner, making them run away frantically or display a death feigning behavior (play dead).

Feeding:

This species has no preference, but make sure it has a varied diet. 

Start out with fruit flies for nymphs and move to pinhead crickets for larger nymphs and crickets, mealworms, wax worms, and other larger insects for sub-adult and adults. 

They especially love flying insects like moths. 

It’s recommended that the size of the feeder insect does not exceed 1/3 the length of the mantis. 

Even though they are voracious and will attack any insect, do not offer them poisonous insects or wasps or bees as these could seriously harm the mantis. 

To feed them, you can either drop the food inside the tank and if the mantis is hungry, it’ll go after the prey or you can feed them by hand: use a pair of tweezers to hold the insect and wave it in front of the mantis, if it’s hungry, it will turn its head to stare directly at the insect and will snatch it from the tweezers. Do not overfeed them, overfeeding can and will shorten their life span. 

Feed them as much as it will eat in one day and do not feed it for another 2 days. 

As for watering, this type will get its fluid from its food, but it can sometimes be seen drinking off droplets from the side of the cage so misting the cage every once in a while is best.