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-Malaysian Dead-leaf Mantis-

Deroplatys lobata 


-One of my absolute favorite Asian mantids, the Dead-leaf mantids of genus Deroplatys are large, hardy, beautiful, easy to care for, and posses some of the most impressive natural camoflauge nature has ever developed. These mantids are found throughout South and Southeast Asia. 


-This group of mantids inhabit tropical rainforests, deciduous woodland, forest edge margins, thorny scrub, and even gardens and cultivated spaces.  Like all mantids, success can be increased by providing vertically oriented enclosures with a textured lid to allow molt anchoring, good air flow, frequent light misting, and frequent feeding. These mantids grow large, so size appropriate habitats are necessary as they grow. 


-Adults of this genus grow fairly large, with females easily reaching 3" or more and the smaller males averaging 2-2.5". 

Malaysian Dead-leaf Mantis

  • All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. For mantids, the current range of instars (molt periods) will be listed. The reflected size varies quite a bit and is influenced by the adult size of the organism. Please contact us for more detailed information and ideal prey sizes. 

  • All live orders are shipped via FedEx priority overnight. All animals are guaranteed to arrive alive and in good health. For residential or business deliveries you are required to receive the package at first delivery attempt. For orders held for pick-up at shipping centers, you are required to claim the package by end of day. Otherwise the Live arrival guarantee is voided.

    In the event of a DOA I request photographic documentation of such, and notification within an hour of receiving the package. A refund of the animals purchase price will be issued or a replacement specimen scheduled for shipping. No refund of shipping costs is available. 

    Orders will be shipped in insulated shipping containers and when appropriate, will be shipped with either heating or cooling packs. 

    If you wish to combine live orders and merchandise in a single package please contact us via email to work out details regarding your order and the safest method to accomplish such. 

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