Welcome to Insectstore

Insectstore.com gives you access to a host of care sheets, photos, guides and public discussions about praying mantids, stick insect, beetles, spiders, and more. We also give you access to the best breeders, and links on where to buy quality captive bred stock to add to your collection or breeding stocks.

Praying mantids as pets

Pseudocreobotra Wahlbergii Spiny Flower Mantis

Praying mantids have long been kept as pets, with some hobbyists having 1 or 2, and some building up collections into the thousands of insects. It’s very easy to replicate the natural habitat of a praying mantis in the home, and with a few pieces of inexpensive equipment, you can put together a professional looking setup that add great interest to the home.

There are numerous online sources of praying mantis, but at Insect Store we aim to offer a range of different praying mantids for sale. We also sell ootheca, which are the egg pods of the praying mantis. These can be a much better alternative to post rather than a live specimen, and can also mean you can easily raise your own culture of nymphs from a single hatch.

Insectstore provides a whole host of caresheets and information on raising a whole host of different species of praying mantis. From the likes of the Sphodromantis (African mantis) and Pseudocreobotra (Spiny flower mantis) to the likes of the Hymenopus (Orchid mantis) to Idolomantis (Devils flower mantis).

Stick insects as pets

Jungle Nymph Stick Insect - Heteropteryx Dilatata

Stick insects provide alternative yet easy to keep pets, similarly to a praying mantis. However, maintenance of stick insects is much easier, in the fact they don’t need to be fed livefood. Not only does this make rearing them easier, but much cheaper.

Most stick insects live on a staple of common plants such as ivy, oak or bramble, however each individual species will require their own dietary requirements. Check out our care sheets for more information on what each of these species will eat.

Similarly to praying mantids, we’ve got a whole host of information on how to keep and rear a range of stick insects. Our store also sells a range of stick insect adults to nymphs, and occasionally eggs as well.

Praying mantids for sale

If you check out the store tab at the top of the website, you’ll see the current range of praying mantids and ootheca we have for sale. If there’s something you want but can’t see it available, then feel free to drop us an email using the contact form.