Here they are!
cute hope on breeding if a pair you know they need to hibernate for a few months at around l5
They do not need to "hibernate".
They need to diapause, which is close to Hybernate! I know everything, and I love my mantis
They do not need a diapuase. The last generation breed in the US was not diapaused and did fine.
Oh really? Thanks! I still won't risk, cause I live where I found it, and when I said I know everything, I just said that like, "I know, I know, I know it has to diapause"
You have to remember that their is a difference between what the NEED and what they DO or EXPERIENCE.
For example, many mantises kept and bred in the UK are quite happy at room temps (17—22c) despite experiencing much higher temperatures in the wild.
Many european insects, including some mantis species, go through a diapause or a hibernation in the wild because the conditions they experience require them too. Just because they do this in the wild does not mean they require it in captivity to be happy and healthy (as previously mentioned).
This is very different for say, some species of caterpillar that REQUIRE specific food plants in order to develop internal toxins. In this case, for happy and health captive adults one must provide not only suitable conditions but also the required food type.
So what we are trying to say is, just because your mantises may go through a diapause in the winter locally, does not mean you HAVE to give them a diapause in captivity. They'll still be happy an healthy without it .
I UNDERSTAND! I will keep my room hot at cold winters (it can get really low, so I will keep it warm)