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    I have an ity-bity mantis! He is like he size of a knat. I'm going to try to get pictures, but he is so small, I don think I'll be able to. His name is Giant. Idk what to do for food, everything is too big for him!
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    I was thinking fruitflies, but none sells them near me. Idk how long it's take for them to get in once I ordered em, thanks though. How about ants?
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    It's usually not a good idea to give them venomous prey, but if you put only one ant in at a time he should be okay. Raw, unpasteurized honey will also work in a pinch (but be super careful with a tiny nymph) so he won't starve when the fruit flies are on the way to your mailbox. You might also buy some pinhead crickets at your local pet store, but it's also best not to rely on them as a staple when you can avoid it. The cannibalistic habits of crickets means that diseases and parasites spread like wildfire among colonies of them.

    Good luck with your new mantis! I've had a giant Asian mantis named George since Christmas; it's been a lot of fun growing him from a quarter inch long shrimpy thing to a three inch long maniac that tried to eat my finger. He's at the very end of his lifespan, maybe it's mantis Alzheimer's?? They're very gentle natured animals as long as they don't mistake you for food. :S

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