About Mantis

Mantis are a range of invertebrates often kept by enthusiasts. Due to the massive range of mantis available and how easy they are to care for they are becoming a popular exotic pet. Many people will start with a larger hardier mantis like the Giant African or Asian species then branch out to slightly more difficult species like orchid mantis.The large species tend to be slower moving and slightly easier to manoeuvre or handle so can often be a good introduction to mantis care. more exotic species while feistier and faster are generally much more active and colourful.They have a weekly diet of livefoods such as crickets and require fresh water. They inhabit many regions throughout the world so the temperature, humidity and general layout of a mantis enclosure will vary depending on the species. Most mantis inhabit a glass enclosure with wooden decoration and a soil or bark based substrateIt's easy to provide the perfect environment at home for a mantis. Northampton Reptile Centre have everything you will need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.