Short care sheet for African Twig Mantis (Popa spurca crassa):
Origin: Africa (Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia, Uganda, Tansania, Ethiopia, Malawi)
Size: up to 7-8 cm
Temperature: 27-30C day / 21-22 night
Difficulty Level: Easy
African twig Mantis is another praying mantis that survival strategy is based on perfect mimicry to twigs. They will mimic it immediately when scared taking a twig like pose.
Due to this specific they are sit-and-wait hunters and mostly will attack prey when it is close to them enough. Still they have no issues with feeding at all, just be aware of this feature.
Good ventilation is important for African Twig Mantis, so don’t forget to provide enough of air flow.
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