Do mantis colour up as they grow?


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I've been offered a 1 inch mantis shrimp from a guy and I havent seen it yet. I've been told it's brown, will it colour up as it grows or are some of them a dull colour?


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Mine is pretty dull looking, but he more than makes up for his lack of color with personality. He's molted several times and the color is still the same.



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I had a brown mantis when I got him, but his recent two molts ched a completely green skin. He's still healthy, and this has been this way for a long time. Roy told me he was a Neogonodactylus wennerae. I'll post some pics of the color change when I get my film developed and post them back on here.