{"id":4695439900751,"title":"Violin Mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) Rare and Awesome - Easy Care","handle":"violin-mantis-gongylus-gongylodes-rare-and-awesome-easy-care","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" style=\"font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eVIOLIN MANTIS --ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PRAYING MANTIS SPECIES AVAILABLE IN HOBBY\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Violin mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) is rarely offered in the hobby, and is a truly beautiful mantis with awesome camouflage! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey have leaf-like protrusions on their bodies, as well as leaf-like lobes on their legs, complete with an extremely long, thin neck that resembles a stick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey get their nickname from how closely the adults resemble a violin. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #ff2a00; font-size: large;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003e(1) Violin mantis nymph L-4 to L-5 stage.  About 1.5 inches. They are eating Hydei fruit flies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemales can get up to 4.5 inches long as adults, while males get around 3 to 4 inches long. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #404040;\"\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eSuggested for beginners as they are totally communal type of mantis \u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eGongylus gongylodes comes in different color variants ranging from light brown to dark brown. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eIts body has all kinds of appendages that resemble dried leaves. This serves as camouflage for the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemales will reach a body length of 10 centimeters, males will reach a length of around 9 cm (3 inches).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey should be kept at 28- 40°C (82-104°F) at day time, not below 23°C (73°F) at night time. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey need very little humidity, but if one prefers 40- 50% if fine too. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey should be misted with water every 3- 4 days, so that they can drink the droplets off their spines. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe violin mantis are specialists at catching flying insects. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eNymphs should be misted every 2 days. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eNymphs can already be sexed at L2 by looking at their abdomen, or at L3 by looking at their antennae. Females always have shorter and thinner antennae.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eA small halogen spotlight is very good illumination during day time, which will make temperature at approximately 40°C (104°F).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemale violin mantis can live up to 8-12 month after maturity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eIt takes 6 molts for the female to become an adult. They become sexually mature 2 weeks after their last molt. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eMale violin mantis can live up to 3-6 month after maturity. It takes 5 molts for the male to become an adult.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eBecause violin mantises are Empusids, they cannot climb smooth surfaces and should be kept in mesh or screen cages with plenty of sticks on which to climb. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eFeeding:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Violin mantis should be fed flying prey throughout their entire lives, they will not chase after food at all. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey only eat when something flies right by them, grabbing the fly right out of midair! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eMost tend to completely ignore crickets and other crawling prey, unless the prey insect crawls right by them and they are VERY hungry.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThese mantises can be fed only blue bottle flies throughout their entire adult lives and remain perfectly healthy and happy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eWe take great care in packaging these unique mantis for travel.  Please check out our reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eLive arrival guarantee only.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/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":"2020-06-20T10:54:34-12:00","created_at":"2020-06-20T10:54:34-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Mantis","tags":["Gongylus gongylodes","mantis","praying mantis","violin mantis","wandering mantis"],"price":3495,"price_min":3495,"price_max":3495,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32365776699471,"title":"Shipped Fedex 2 Day Express","option1":"Shipped Fedex 2 Day Express","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Violin Mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) Rare and Awesome - Easy Care - Shipped Fedex 2 Day Express","public_title":"Shipped Fedex 2 Day Express","options":["Shipped Fedex 2 Day Express"],"price":3495,"weight":907,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":6,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/ViolinMantisNymphs.jpg?v=1592694582"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/ViolinMantisNymphs.jpg?v=1592694582","options":["Shipping Option"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":7311101263951,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.718,"height":2959,"width":2126,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/ViolinMantisNymphs.jpg?v=1592694582"},"aspect_ratio":0.718,"height":2959,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/ViolinMantisNymphs.jpg?v=1592694582","width":2126}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" style=\"font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eVIOLIN MANTIS --ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PRAYING MANTIS SPECIES AVAILABLE IN HOBBY\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Violin mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) is rarely offered in the hobby, and is a truly beautiful mantis with awesome camouflage! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey have leaf-like protrusions on their bodies, as well as leaf-like lobes on their legs, complete with an extremely long, thin neck that resembles a stick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey get their nickname from how closely the adults resemble a violin. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #ff2a00; font-size: large;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#535353\" size=\"4\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003e(1) Violin mantis nymph L-4 to L-5 stage.  About 1.5 inches. They are eating Hydei fruit flies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemales can get up to 4.5 inches long as adults, while males get around 3 to 4 inches long. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #404040;\"\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eSuggested for beginners as they are totally communal type of mantis \u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eGongylus gongylodes comes in different color variants ranging from light brown to dark brown. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eIts body has all kinds of appendages that resemble dried leaves. This serves as camouflage for the mantis. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemales will reach a body length of 10 centimeters, males will reach a length of around 9 cm (3 inches).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey should be kept at 28- 40°C (82-104°F) at day time, not below 23°C (73°F) at night time. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey need very little humidity, but if one prefers 40- 50% if fine too. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey should be misted with water every 3- 4 days, so that they can drink the droplets off their spines. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe violin mantis are specialists at catching flying insects. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eNymphs should be misted every 2 days. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eNymphs can already be sexed at L2 by looking at their abdomen, or at L3 by looking at their antennae. Females always have shorter and thinner antennae.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eA small halogen spotlight is very good illumination during day time, which will make temperature at approximately 40°C (104°F).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eFemale violin mantis can live up to 8-12 month after maturity. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eIt takes 6 molts for the female to become an adult. They become sexually mature 2 weeks after their last molt. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eMale violin mantis can live up to 3-6 month after maturity. It takes 5 molts for the male to become an adult.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eBecause violin mantises are Empusids, they cannot climb smooth surfaces and should be kept in mesh or screen cages with plenty of sticks on which to climb. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eFeeding:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThe Violin mantis should be fed flying prey throughout their entire lives, they will not chase after food at all. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThey only eat when something flies right by them, grabbing the fly right out of midair! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eMost tend to completely ignore crickets and other crawling prey, unless the prey insect crawls right by them and they are VERY hungry.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-size: large;\"\u003eThese mantises can be fed only blue bottle flies throughout their entire adult lives and remain perfectly healthy and happy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eWe take great care in packaging these unique mantis for travel.  Please check out our reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\" color=\"#535353\" style=\"color: #404040; font-family: Verdana; font-size: large;\"\u003eLive arrival guarantee only.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/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"}

Violin Mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) Rare and Awesome - Easy Care

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VIOLIN MANTIS --ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PRAYING MANTIS SPECIES AVAILABLE IN HOBBY

The Violin mantis (Gongylus gongylodes) is rarely offered in the hobby, and is a truly beautiful mantis with awesome camouflage! 

They have leaf-like protrusions on their bodies, as well as leaf-like lobes on their legs, complete with an extremely long, thin neck that resembles a stick.

They get their nickname from how closely the adults resemble a violin. 

You will receive:

(1) Violin mantis nymph L-4 to L-5 stage.  About 1.5 inches. They are eating Hydei fruit flies.

Females can get up to 4.5 inches long as adults, while males get around 3 to 4 inches long. 

Suggested for beginners as they are totally communal type of mantis  

Gongylus gongylodes comes in different color variants ranging from light brown to dark brown. 

Its body has all kinds of appendages that resemble dried leaves. This serves as camouflage for the mantis. 

Females will reach a body length of 10 centimeters, males will reach a length of around 9 cm (3 inches).

They should be kept at 28- 40°C (82-104°F) at day time, not below 23°C (73°F) at night time. 

They need very little humidity, but if one prefers 40- 50% if fine too. 

They should be misted with water every 3- 4 days, so that they can drink the droplets off their spines. 

The violin mantis are specialists at catching flying insects. 

Nymphs should be misted every 2 days. 

Nymphs can already be sexed at L2 by looking at their abdomen, or at L3 by looking at their antennae. Females always have shorter and thinner antennae.

A small halogen spotlight is very good illumination during day time, which will make temperature at approximately 40°C (104°F).

Female violin mantis can live up to 8-12 month after maturity. 

It takes 6 molts for the female to become an adult. They become sexually mature 2 weeks after their last molt. 

Male violin mantis can live up to 3-6 month after maturity. It takes 5 molts for the male to become an adult.

Because violin mantises are Empusids, they cannot climb smooth surfaces and should be kept in mesh or screen cages with plenty of sticks on which to climb. 

Feeding:

The Violin mantis should be fed flying prey throughout their entire lives, they will not chase after food at all. 

They only eat when something flies right by them, grabbing the fly right out of midair! 

Most tend to completely ignore crickets and other crawling prey, unless the prey insect crawls right by them and they are VERY hungry.  

These mantises can be fed only blue bottle flies throughout their entire adult lives and remain perfectly healthy and happy.

We take great care in packaging these unique mantis for travel.  Please check out our reviews.

Live arrival guarantee only.