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Mantid Kingdom

Praying mantids and feeder insects!

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Change in live arrival guarantee

Since I first started shipping mantids I have only given a live arrival guarantee on next day air shipments when temperatures were within the noted acceptable range.  However, I pretty much always replace priority shipments as well.  So, as there really is no point to force people to pay extra for fear the nymphs will not arrive alive, I have changed live arrival guarantee to all shipments that fall within the accepted temperature range. Next day is still the best idea if you prefer the nymphs ASAP or temps fall outside of those ranges.  Cold packs do not last more than a day or so, and heat packs generally for a few days.  I tend to have more issues in hot weather than cold.  So if your temps will be above 90 I still recommend next day, even though most of the time they are still just fine.  I am not as concerned with cold weather.

New nymphs available

Will soon have desiccata, perpulchra, and ocellata nymphs available.  I am also expecting D. truncata and trigonodera dead leaf nymphs to hatch soon.  Several other species available now.  Wahlbergii sold out fast but I just had more hatch.  Will be available in a week or so once they have shed at least once.


Shipping suspended for 1 week

Next week I will only be shipping via Express on Thursday due to the holiday.  I may make some exceptions for those needing something out sooner and OK with the extra time in shipping, but I would not recommend it for live shipments.  Normal shipping will resume on July 9th.

Hope everyone has a happy 4th!

Upcoming species list

Expecting the following species to go live within 1 week.  All have hatched and will be ready to ship next week or the following.

I. diabolica
P. wahlbergii
R. basalis
R. valida
H. coronatus (adding a few more)
Parymenopus davisoni (Yellow Orchid Mantis) – limited amount
B. mendica

Some of those species are not listed on the site yet.  I will try to add them so you can add yourselves to the wait list sometime in the next day or so.