Hierodula membranacea
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Hierodula membranacea

Hierodula membranacea is also called Giant Asian Mantis in English. H. membranacea is easy to care and is very large, making it a popular beginner species. ...More information
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hierodula membranacea

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Hierodula membranacea is also called Giant Asian Mantis in English. It is sometimes called this type of incorrect hierodula grandis. If you bought a hierodula grandis in the Netherlands, it is almost certain that it is actually a hierodula membranacea.

You will therefore be no surprise to hear that hierodula membranacea occurs naturally in Asia.

H. membranacea is easy to care and is very large, making it a popular beginner species. Read this caresheet how you care H. membranacea can.

appearance

This kind of praying mantis is usually green, but there are also yellow, beige and brown variations. The beige animals appear as they mature a little pinkish. The difference in color has to do with the environment in which the animal is kept. They can develop a different color within a few days.
This is one of the largest species of praying mantis held successfully in captivity. The females grow to about 9 cm long, males with 7 to 8 cm remain slightly smaller. Males are smaller with slightly longer wings. The females are larger, with wings that extend down to the abdomen.

Behavior

Hierodula membranacea is a fierce sort of praying mantis. They actively hunts its prey behind as she has him once in the holes. A cricket running quickly noted at the bottom of the vessel, and all the chase is deployed quickly. The prey then ended soon in the tentacles of this predator.

Food

Adult hierodula membranacea can easily get adult crickets as food, as well as cockroaches and immature locusts. They can also large adult locusts, but there is a small chance they are injured by the spring legs as they did not seize him well.

Environmental conditions

The ideal temperature is about 24 ° C, but room temperature is fine. At night, the cooler may be during the day, but at least 18 ° C.
This type does not make high demands on the humidity, but it is important every day or the day in order to spraying with water. A target humidity is about 40 to 65%. Too long is too moist number one cause of death in this type.
As with all types of Mantis, this kind needs a residence which is at least 3 times the length of the animal is high, and at least 2 times the length of the animal wide. For an adult animal so this means at least 27 cm in height and 18 cm in width. A nice size for a terrarium would be 30 x 20 x 30, so there is room for lots of fake plants and perches.