Salmonsaladsandwich Posted June 13, 2015 Share Posted June 13, 2015 So, for a few days I've been keeping some chinese mantis hatchlings in a tall deli cup with a cotton- plugged feeding hole in the side. I'm having trouble attracting fruit flies so I've been feeding them tiny chironomid midges and other insects aspirated from a window at night. A problem I've encountered is that the midges don't last long those that haven't been eaten pile up dead on the bottom of the cup, but I still have to put a lot in to ensure each mantis gets enough food. It's a pain in the arse trying to remove the dead midges without opening the whole cup, and even then it's not easy. So, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to add some kind of scavenging insect to eat the dead midges that won't harm the baby mantises. So far a small carabid beetle, a cricket or an earwig come to mind but I feel like all of those might be dangerous. So, does anyone have any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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