Orthodera novaezealandiae (New Zealand Mantis) Ootheca Hatching
I have received a handful of ootheca from New Zealand, of Orthodera novaezealandiae (or commonly known as New Zealand mantis). These are a fantastic little species, highly energetic, ferocious with prey, and have a really odd behavioural characteristics. So far I have had 3 ootheca hatch, and had around 30 nymphs hatch from each.
You can see below the photo of a few nymphs emerging from a single ootheca:
Once hardened up, the brown stripes on the back of the nymphs soon darkened into a blacker colour, as follows:
If you are interested in any nymphs, please drop me a message. Over the next few weeks I will have upwards of 100 New Zealand Mantis nymphs, so will certainly have excess stock to shift.
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6 years ago