Orcid Mantis Indonesia is committed in providing integrated pest management services by promoting professionalism to create a premium quality services.
Our company’s vision is to be the finest national pest management company by providing our premium quality pest management services with the goal to support our client’s business enterprises.
To maintain our position as one of the leading national pest management companies in Indonesia
To be a well known and reputable pest management company
To enrich our employees’ knowledge in their services by providing sufficient updated training
Get to Know Orcid Mantis Indonesia
Orcid Mantis is an integrated pest management company founded by Marina S. Karema. Our office is based in Alam Sutera, Banten that function as a strategic center for our services that spanned from the Western part of Java to the Eastern part. In addition, we have cover the city of Balikpapan, Medan and Makassar as well. In the past, we started to provide our services mostly in commercial sectors. Today, we have covered multiple sectors; from food retails, food processing, industrials, commercials, pharmaceuticals, logistics to business sectors.
Our office experience an expeditious grow since we opened our door on April, 2012 and we hope that it will continually grow to provide excellent assistance and knowledge for all of our premium clients. Our client’s satisfaction is our primary vision that we always hold in hand when running the company. Orcid Mantis has a strong solid foundation because our professional employees and technicians are built on trust and family sensibility. The experience and knowledge of our employees in pest management exist in their blood even before Orcid Mantis opened its door. As a company, we strive to be reliable, credible, and ready.
The Meaning behind Orcid Mantis
Orchid Mantis, Hymenopus coronatus, is a Southeast Asian insect that resembles the flower of an orchid to attract prey by capitalizing on an easy source of food, pollinating insects. Famous naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace, has speculated about the extraordinary appearance of orchid mantis with their greatly flattened and heart-shaped pinkish legs that appear to form a delicate flower blossom. Based on a research, published in Scientific Reports, the evolutionary relationship of male and female orchid mantises are never before seen in arthropods. The evolution of female orchid mantises enhanced the female predatory abilities by increased its size to a total length of 6 cm with six abdominal segments and they evolved to be brightly colored. Male orchid mantises are 2.5 to 3 cm long with eight abdominal segments and own dull-greenish brown color.
The researchers conclude that the bigger the female, the more variety of prey she can hunt down. The research of the two known species’ evolution suggests that females adept at hunting strategy and males at hiding by camouflage to avoid predators. Males smaller body makes it easy for them to seek out mate as they have to move from one spot to another to find a mate and their smaller body size help them ambush prey. Based on their lineage, the females molt seven times until adult-hood, while males molt just five times. The females are usually ready to mate two weeks after their last molt. Days or weeks after mating, females orchid mantises lay their oothecae that are approximately 5 cm in length and covered with white foam that contains protein. The oothecae are white in color at first and change to light brown in one to two days. In five to six weeks, around fifty to one hundred nymphs hatch out with red and black color at first and after their first mount, their color changes into white, pink, and purplish colors. The nymphs consume small insects, while the adults consume a wide range of flying insects and small lizards.
The evolution of the female mantises allows them to become the flower themselves instead of blending into their surroundings. Dr. Gavin Sven-son, head of invertebrate zoology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, said that female mantises are crazy floral masqueraders be-cause they are really good at being flowers that pollinators are more attracted to orchid mantises than actual flowers and predators like monkeys, lizards, and birds that eat insects pass them by. Dr. Svenson also mentioned that people are intrigued by orchid mantises unusual reactions from other insects which is they like to make eye contact.