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2x Conehead Praying Mantis (Empusa pennata) L3-4 Nymphs
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St Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Live Specimens
Animal Type: Spiders & Insects Sub-Type: Praying Mantis
Item Subtype: Praying Mantis Item Type: Live Specimens
2x L3-4 Conehead mantis nymphs
(Empusa pennata)

Orders dispatched within 24 hours - Monday to Thursday
Same day dispatch before 1pm

What's on offer
Conehead Praying Mantis Nymphs - this listing is for 2 nymphs together - unsexed.
If you are interested in more than one nymph then please message for possible discounts on additional nymphs.
I only send nymphs that look healthy and are feeding well.

The last gallery photo in particular shows L3-4 nymph to show you what you will receive.
The nymphs are fairly sized at L3-4, roughly approx 4-5cm. Adults of this species are usually around 11cm.
Nymphs are currently a brown colour which will remain the same throughout their lives.

Described often as one of the more bizarre looking mantis species, they feed primarily on flying insects. It is recommended that you have some experience with raising mantids before raising this species.

Please ensure research is done before purchasing any live creature.
Living at temperatures of around 30C+, currently feeding on fruit flies but will soon need insects such as bluebottles etc.
Information can be found online, although the species itself is very similar to the Violin Praying Mantis and a good care sheet for them can be found on the internet including this one. The main difference between the two species is that Conehead mantids and NOT communal.

A free caresheet will be added with any purchase.

Of course, PayPal is the quickest and most efficient way for payment which can be done through eBay checkout.
If you wish, postal orders can be sent but please contact me first for this method.

Dispatching from Monday to Thursdays within 24 hours
I offer 1st class recorded for £4.99 or next day delivery for £6.99
This is for both postage and the packaging.
If you buy more than one quantity, each additional will be free postage after paying the original postage.
Packaging will always be of a high standard.

Mantids cannot be dispatched any later than Thursday as they are likely to be left in post over weekend.
Next day delivery cannot be dispatched on Fridays due to there being no guarantee for Saturday delivery.

1st class is usually very quick (2 days) and some buyers can get them next day anyway.

I obtain proof of posting
and post each mantid with some food for the journey
I will leave feedback once I feedback is received which is always appreciated as it informs me your mantids have arrived safely.

If your mantis/mantids were to arrive dead, which would be unlikely, a photo of the dead insect(s) as proof would be appreciated as some buyers do like to cheat for more mantids as I have seen in the past. Replacements can be offered free of charge or a full refund, but this must be done within 24 hours of receiving the nymph(s).

Contact and problems
Any questions/queries then please feel free to message through eBay.

If there are any problems with your purchase, please contact me before leaving feedback.
All issues can be put right if you let me know. I am a trusted seller and I will always help out customers.

To comply with eBay rules, I am selling these mantids as feeder food

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Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
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14 days
Buyer pays return postage
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Only healthy nymphs are dispatched and therefore should arrive in the same condition. If the nymphs should arrive too late in the post (delays within Royal Mail) or the nymphs are dead on arrival, please contact via Ebay within 24 hours of arrival and a free replacement can be arranged or a refund if desired. Photographs as proof of the dead nymphs is often required to avoid any scams. Once the nymphs arrive safely to the buyer, the mantids are no longer in our care or responsibility although any queries about the nymphs is happily answered. Returns for living creatures cannot be accepted however if your order has not been dispatched and you wish to cancel please send us a message via eBay as soon as possible to request cancelation. Any orders that have been dispatched cannot be cancelled.
Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.

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