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    1. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      The Malay Blue Hierodula really are blue.... Ive not edited those , flash cam. Idols got a black eye   Ive see the black  spotting on the eye before with Hierodula which seems like a common problem. , Ive heard that it may be due to caging but wild specimens have it also, yes Orin and Yen!  Maybe she will  recover on the next moult,  Fingers crossed/

  3. #wethenorth

    2019 NBA Champions

    Toronto Raptors

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  4. I just spent the last hour feeding fruit flies to almost fifty, soon to be more, nymphs of several different species. On top of that, I'm sick. Fun day! (Not)

    I'm pooped.

    - MantisGirl13

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Sometimes I think having so many mantises was a bad choice. 

      Having said that, there's another 15 coming. 😖

    2. Bentis

      Bentis

      And what are you planning on doing with that little army?

  5. I've rearranged the Mantid room which looks much better and I've given myself more space to work with. Ill hopefully be ordering another 2 male Orchids to try one more attempt at mating Ezi before she dies of old age. Shes produced another ooth which will be infertile as the first I incubated for just over 12 weeks which I left in the tank which wasn't ideal, I was so scared of damaging it. after removing 2 of them I feel much more confident with dealing with them and so that is slight progress in that area I suppose. I've hot glued it to the mesh lid of a plastic cup,    just for practice ,  My day of glory Will come but how long that will take is anybody's guess. Moving forward Ive had Ezi free ranged for the past month and have been providing humidity in the room itself with fish pumps and water heaters which is bad on fuel but it has been amusing to see her sat in a different place most mornings. I came in to see her on the side of Ghosts tank and the poor little thing was stood on a pebble probably scared half to death and so I thought it was time to return her to the tank. I set up a water feature in one of my tanks and I could tell that the air was perfect in circulation, temperature and humidity but the only problem with it is the constant buzzing noise which you always get with them and I decided to remove it as I thought the vibrating BBBUUUURRRRR of those devices wouldn't be very nice for the creatures as I used to find it very annoying and still do. If I can find some silent pumps (in your dreams) I will be doing more on that front. Ive seen the Exo Terra mist/smoke devices and the 'rainfall' thing reasonably priced and so I would like to explore that in the future and the next time i'm in the new shop I have discovered Ill scratch his brain about the issue. i know that many Mantids don't require all the fancy gadgetry and high tech instruments but what the heck.....its fun !  :D

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Sounds like you have been busy and having fun!!

      - MantisGirl13

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  7. **** News Flash ****    Orchid mantis jumps off keepers hand, flies across room and lands on table leg    **** End of message ****

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Pics?

      - MantisGirl13

    2. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      ive just got a new camera so Im working on some new photos    might take me a while to get the hang of it.

  8. My fly eclosure rates are higher than they have ever been. I'm enjoying this. 2 or 3 duds out of 45. 

  9. Ugh. My last S. pretiosa nymph died, and to make things worse, my only male orchid died from what looks to be an infection. My female is not quite mature yet, and neither was the male, but I was hoping to mate in a few weeks! Bad day.

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Thanks guys.  I guess you have to get used to disappointment when th are in this hobby!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      👊😖

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Exactly.

      - MantisGirl13

  10. Feeling cute. Might make a hydei culture later, idk. 

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    1. Granny's Mantis Mayhem
    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Now that I've made a few, I'm mad.

      I've been paying $15CAD for hydei cultures. 😡

      I'm currently using Repashy, but I'm sure I can make my own media too. 

  11. RIP Humble our greatest treasure 2764.png❤️ you will always be missed. It's because of you we are staying in the hobby.

    My granddaughter is making his funeral arrangements it's so cute and sad at the same time 2764.png❤️

    #forevermissed #Humble #GrannysMantisMayheme2f253b7-f768-4382-b7ea-91e027187565-ori

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Our first mantis. Even our second. They always stay with us. 

      *hugs*

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Goodbye, Humble! It's so sad to lose a favorite.

      - MantisGirl13

    3. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Thank you ❤️ 

  12. The Molt RepoLt,  Apr 1 thru May 19.  🙄

    5/16/2019 1:03:54 PP04 MOLT  
    5/15/2019 19:00:00 RS01 MOLT  
    5/13/2019 8:56:57 PW05 MOLT ADULT
    5/9/2019 8:33:39 TP02 MISMOLT ADULT
    5/7/2019 19:34:55 PP05 MOLT i7
    5/6/2019 18:26:26 HC04 MOLT ADULT
    5/6/2019 18:26:01 PW06 MOLT ADULT
    5/6/2019 2:44:12 BM04 MISMOLT ADULT
    5/5/2019 15:04:24 HC05 MOLT i7
    5/3/2019 18:00:00 PW04 MOLT i7
    4/30/2019 22:32:10 PP02 MOLT i7
    4/30/2019 19:52:00 DT01 MOLT ADULT
    4/30/2019 9:09:46 PW01 MOLT ADULT
    4/29/2019 18:44:05 PP01 MOLT i7
    4/28/2019 9:44:56 HC03 MOLT i5
    4/28/2019 9:44:15 HC06 MOLT ADULT
    4/27/2019 15:27:28 PW02 MOLT ADULT
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    4/24/2019 9:10:35 PP03 MOLT i5
    4/24/2019 9:10:06 TP01 MOLT i9
    4/23/2019 20:00:07 GG02 MOLT ADULT
    4/23/2019 8:38:48 HC05 MOLT i6
    4/22/2019 3:21:43 PG02 MOLT ADULT
    4/20/2019 15:54:45 PP06 MOLT i6
    4/19/2019 1:34:04 HC04 MOLT i5
    4/18/2019 3:21:43 PG03 MOLT ADULT
    4/18/2019 1:55:41 BM03 MISMOLT Maybe viable
    4/6/2019 2:51:49 PW06 MOLT i6
    4/5/2019 4:41:54 TP01 MOLT i8
    4/4/2019 18:54:37 HC01 MOLT ADULT
    4/4/2019 8:22:10 TP02 MOLT i7
    4/2/2019 8:25:42 BM01 MISMOLT ADULT
    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      That's a lot of molts! 

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I keep an always growing bowl of exuvia. 🤣

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      At home with Caleb today. Pink eye.

      Probably from rubbing his eyes with nasty little boy dirty hands. Dirt, slugs, and whatever other unspeakables. 

      🙄

  13. I invited Yen Saw to join my FaceBook group and OMG he joined. He is like the Mantis Breeder Hero LOL LOL  I'm such a fan!! 

    I've ordered from him a few times and he very much deserves every good thing said about him.

  14. Not Mantids but something of interest ,  Red/Blue Damselfly in the field.. England

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    1. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      Urtica dioica      Stinging Nettles 

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Beautiful!

      - MantisGirl13

  15. Lost one of the stalli nymphs, along with one bleph nymph from the other day, so I still have my six and six.

    Less fortunately, my panther female mismolted to adult.

    What can ye do? 😖

    1. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      This hobby can be so hard :( I know the losses suck but BIG Congrats on your successful Orchid Breeding ❤️

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Oh no! Sorry for your losses. Is the panther salvageable?

      - MantisGirl13

    3. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      It can be a tough game were involved with. Losses happen all the time in the wild though. R.I.P, Peace out to the dead homeys.

  16. Today was a great molt day for my collection :) 

    I have three Thistles - Blepharopsis mendica left from my group of five and all three molted last night with no issues :)  so they live to molt another day :)

    Three of my Giant Asian - Hierodula membranacea also decided to molt and also molted beautifully ❤️  

  17. I know some people hate edited pictures so Ive made sure to include one unedited Snap with these new images. Heterochaeta orientalis.

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    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Wow! Great pics!

      - MantisGirl13

    2. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      Thanks MG

       

  18. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    I just fixed them, thank you for looking
  19. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    Welcome to Granny's Mantis Photo Collection Photos may not be used, shared or reprinted without permission. My name and (C) may not be removed! All photo's taken by me of my own mantis. I love to take photos so this is really just the beginning. Check back I always have new stuff to add
  20. Viking

    Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    I am not seeing the first 6 photos.
  21. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    First ever breeding - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii - Spiny Flower

    @MantisGirl13 that's so exciting for both of you!!! I can't wait until I have some of those beauties. Please share some pics!!
  22. Me too! I'll be breeding mine in a few weeks! - MantisGirl13
  23. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    First ever breeding - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii - Spiny Flower

    Let me know how it goes, I would love to breed orchids someday
  24. MantisGirl13

    Baby Humble

    That's cute! And it's ok if they get slightly set from misting, just not 'swimming' in any volume of water. - MantisGirl13
  25. I haven't started yet. If I get one of my two male orchids to connect, I have reached my goal 100 percent. The mega is tricky with one male. He looks bigger than her, so there's something. 👍 Best of luck tomorrow. 😊
  26. Odontomantis planiceps

    Deroplatys lobata

    Phyllovates chlorophaea 

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    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Awesome! You are getting in deep now! Better stop before you bite off more than you can chew!

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Wild. This has to be it. 

      Only one remaining species will make me take immediate action. 

      So, I'm good. Have to breathe. 

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      What species?

      - MantisGirl13

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