praying mantises

jackthejellydragon

Avid Member
so I have been thinking about hatching out some praying mantises in my guys enclosure he is only about 7 months old so I am kind off concerned about one hurting him because if you find a video of a praying mantis hungry it is terrifying. Watch this video its scary.?:unsure:?you might want to fast forward some its a 30 minute long video.
 

jackthejellydragon

Avid Member
I know that some people feed them and that when they hatch out they would be small. That is why I asked you guys because you may have tried it and had good experience with it or bad.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Go for it, I do it in all my enclosures, including my Kinyongia which are the size of baby Panthers / Veileds. My guys love them - and they dont last long before they’re all eaten up. The absolute largest they have gotten in my enclosure is about an inch long, still very easy to manage for a young cham.

Carolina mantids are smaller than chinese mantids, if there is serious concern, but seriously - they are not going to get large enough to hurt your cham. They need a lot of food and time to reach that size, and your cham will surely eat it long before then.

They are an easy, tasty snack - and it gives my guys a little excitement when they hatch.

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jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Go for it, I do it in all my enclosures, including my Kinyongia which are the size of baby Panthers / Veileds. My guys love them - and they dont last long before they’re all eaten up. The absolute largest they have gotten in my enclosure is about an inch long, still very easy to manage for a young cham.

Carolina mantids are smaller than chinese mantids, if there is serious concern, but seriously - they are not going to get large enough to hurt your cham. They need a lot of food and time to reach that size, and your cham will surely eat it long before then.

They are an easy, tasty snack - and it gives my guys a little excitement when they hatch.

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Is that your phone camera or do you have another camera? Your pictures are always so clear!
 

jackthejellydragon

Avid Member
Just gave him his first discoid from jamest0o0 and I don't know if he liked it or if he hated it. He looked at it for a while and took one it was a little to big but he got it down. But he did not take any more and is ow doing his territory check like always.
 
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