You should feed it every 2 days or so. Keep it at 20- 24*C. If it is not yet an adult, make sure to keep it at at least 40% humidity other wise it will get stuck in its molt. There are a few species native to US. If you can make a pic, I would be able to ID it.
hey thanks but I squished it after it ate one of my favorite Wooly Bear Cats. I had it for a month and it was really getting ahold on my heart, so after I found his mutilated body lieing there, I squashed the mantis witha brick.