Country of Origin: Australia
Food: Anything that moves and it can overpower. Crickets, locusts, cockroaches, moths, waxworms, curly wing flies, blue bottle flies, green bottles, fruit flies.
Temperature: 22C – 30﮿C.
Adult Size: Female - 10cm Male – 9cm
Humidity: 50-60% Spray once a day if kept on the warmer end of the heat scale or every other day if kept towards the lower 20s.
G’day!! These fellas are the Aussie cousins to Hierodula Membranacea. These fellas and sheilas can largely be told apart from H.Membrancea by their colouration. Hierodula Membranacea tend to be an all over green or beige whereas these guys have a gorgeous splashes of colour. Young H.Majuscula nymphs are brown as L1, turning turning green or a reddish bricks colour as L3 to L5. By L6 they tend to turn light green to yellow with magenta red flashes on their arms. Then as adults...a deep leafy green with purpley chest region. These guys are highly cannibalistic after L4.
A brutal species with huge appetites and get to quite a size certainly rivalling the Giant Asian.
Giant Aussies need a large enclosure of around 12"x12"x12" minimum for females. Males can be housed in slightly smaller.