Insectstore – Orchid mantis for sale UK
Please note due to the cold weather, delivery for live insects has been postponed. Collection only from Bristol area, please contact us for details & stock availability.
If youre looking to buy orchid mantis, then please drop us an email. Theyre currently in very high demand due to their popularity online!
If you are looking for Orchid mantis for sale, including ootheca, please check out theOrchid Mantis Hymenopus coronatuspage.
I am currently breedingOrchid mantisIdolomantisand Gongylus. If you are looking for nymphs, then please drop me a message as they will soon be available.Update:Please check out the Idolomantis page, I have some ootheca that are available if you are looking to buy. These are currently on pre-order, so the waiting time for ootheca will be around 3 weeks.
Praying mantids have long been kept as pets, with some hobbyists having 1 or 2, and some building up collections into the thousands of insects. Its very easy to replicate the natural habitat of a praying mantis in the home, and with a few pieces of inexpensive equipment, you can put together a professional looking setup that add great interest to the home.
There are numerous online sources of praying mantis, but at Insect Store we aim to offer a range of different praying mantids for sale. We also sell ootheca, which are the egg pods of the praying mantis. These can be a much better alternative to post rather than a live specimen, and can also mean you can easily raise your own culture of nymphs from a single hatch.
Insectstore provides a whole host of caresheets and information on raising a whole host of different species of praying mantis. From the likes of theSphodromantis (African mantis)andPseudocreobotra (Spiny flower mantis)to the likes of theHymenopus (Orchid mantis)toIdolomantis (Devils flower mantis).
Stick insects provide alternative yet easy to keep pets, similarly to a praying mantis. However, maintenance of stick insects is much easier, in the fact they dont need to be fed livefood. Not only does this make rearing them easier, but much cheaper.
Most stick insects live on a staple of common plants such as ivy, oak or bramble, however each individual species will require their own dietary requirements. Check out our care sheets for more information on what each of these species will eat.
Similarly to praying mantids, weve got a whole host of information on how to keep and rear a range of stick insects. Our store also sells a range of stick insect adults to nymphs, and occasionally eggs as well.
If you check out the store tab at the top of the website, youll see the current range of praying mantids and ootheca we have for sale. If theres something you want but cant see it available, then feel free to drop us an email using the contact form.
Ive been getting a lot of messages from people regarding orchid mantis for sale. At the moment Ive got several adult females in breeding, and expect to have some ootheca available over the next few weeks. Depending on how many nymphs I hatch and raise, will depend on if any will come up for sale. Unfortunately I wont be selling any ootheca. If you are looking to buy orchid mantis (or any other praying mantis species), then I recommend you search eBay using the link at the top of the website.
Here are a few updated photos of the Orchid mantis females I have at the moment, slightly smaller than sub-adult (about L6). These wont be for sale, but kept as breeding stock.
Update: Please note if you would like to buy ootheca of the Orchid mantis, then please contact me. These will be wild caught and not captive bred, but at the moment its the only source I am aware of, and wont have any of my own personal ootheca for sale for a while.
I currently have some sub adult, and L6 Orchid mantis nymphs, all females. My sub adults should be shedding soon, and Im currently looking to source a male to breed. As and when I get some orchid mantis nymphs or ootheca, Ill update this page, but I will be holding a lot back to start building up a good sized culture.