View Full Version : New P. ciliata came with more than I bargained for...

03/26/2016, 07:22 PM
Howdy all, it's been awhile.

In the last few years I've just been caring for my one mantis, a female G. ternatensis who I had for 4 and a half years before she recently passed three weeks ago. When I went home for break, I won a gift card to a LFS and decided to use it on a P. ciliata they had in stock as I still had the previous tank from my ternatensis set up.

Long story short two days after shes been in the tank, i spot her holding a big wad of eggs.

I've read some old threads about raising the larval stomatopods once they hatch but was wondering if its even worth a try or where else I can look into this as there doesn't seem to be terribly much on the topic.




if images arent appearing try this? http://imgur.com/a/zFL2O

03/26/2016, 10:34 PM
Figured out the image issue lol




03/27/2016, 02:42 AM
Wow, mine had some a month ago. Wish they had hatched and lived although I know that's a very rare possibility in an aquarium!

03/27/2016, 03:08 PM
When my peacock had eggs, they always just disappeared. Pretty sure she ate them. It was always a fun experience though and she looked so cute holding them

EI Gringo
03/28/2016, 05:40 AM
Having eggs and having fertile eggs are 2 very different things, stomatopods ovulate as do humans and chickens etc but that doesn't mean that they are fertilised