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  2. Coming soon.... more blephs, and some pantherinas! 😍

    Ohh mii! 😍🤩

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Yay!!!! Congrats on the new mantids! 

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Next week. Breeding groups.

      😁👌

  3. Yesterday
  4. Busy day here today! Yesterday I spent a few hours cleaning cages and moving mantids and ooths to bigger cages for molting, hatching, etc. I'm so glad I did all that yesterday, because I had one of the ooths (G. amoena) hatch out today (2 nymphs so far). 

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    One of the ghosts molted to subadult! She is so pretty! (Pictures coming)

    I also fed my green anoles and finally got the picky eater to eat a mealworm. 

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    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Anoles look sleek. Like a sports car!

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :) 

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Until they puff up their necks. 🤣

  5. Gustav finally molted to adult last night. Came home from work to find him with wings. It's about time! Now, if only Arthur would take a cue from his brother 😊

    Utah is still hanging and looking molty, so she will hopefully molt today. I also have a female orchid who is about to molt to subadult, and is looking ready to molt any second. Hopefully, she will molt tonight, too. 

     

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Simple recipe:

      1. Make lots of orchid babies. :D
      2. Send some babies north. LoL!
    2. Graceface

      Graceface

      Bellatrix is also currently laying her 3rd infertile oothecca! Went to check on Gustav and found her mid lay 😊

      The recipe is simple @hysteresis but the execution of the instructions... Not so much. I wish these bugs would comply with my demands and just make babies already! 😂

  6. It was a good morning in the mantis household! Iris ate her first real meal after molting which was a good sized dubia! She is a one armed wonder!😊 ButterRum-Verde also had a roach which I was surprised about. Her wings are in the prepuff stage and I guess only the mantis keepers of a long time would understand that idea, but I'm trying to fatten her up before she stops eating! Mocha demolished two flies today and it was so impressive! Haha! Love them!

  7. Foxhill

    Orchid

  8. Last week
  9. They have arrived! My kiddos are gonna be super excited when I get them from school 

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      So do I!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      We have yet to throw under our microscope. Will do soon!

    4. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      it’s pretty incredible 

  10. Still no connection with Xena and any male.

    I have 4 adult male Orchids, though I'm shocked Domenic is still alive. He has lost a leg from age (he lost the tarsi first, then the rest) and only rarely eats, but is still kicking. I haven't been trying him as a breeder, thinking he is too old, but idk I'm new to breeding! 

    Utah is due to molt to adult any day now, and I have 3 more subs right behind her, a presub, and 2 L5s. So, soon I will have a whole slew of adult female Orchids! 

    Impatiently waiting for Arthur and Gustav, the male Ghosts, to molt to adult. It's been almost 8 weeks since they hit sub. Declan should also molt to adult soon

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I don't get it...

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Xena the Warrior Princess. Old TV series.

      The chastity bit was my addition. LoL.

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ok! 

      - MantisGirl13

  11. Still waiting on a molt from Ms. Leafy but so far she just keeps getting bigger 

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      She's certainly beautiful! I love the green!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      Ty kindly! Hopefully she’ll make pretty nymphs!

    4. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      I’m waiting on a macro lense to arrive; her and Buggy will be my first subjects 

  12. Pants also had a great molt 👍

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    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Love his stance!

    2. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      He’s pretty handsome lol

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Awesome! He's beautiful!

      -MantisGirl13

  13. Buggy had another molt 

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Yay! Gratz on the molt!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      Ty! I’m about to have 6 total by the end of the week! Super excited! Have 3 more ghosts on the way as well!😁😁😁

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      That's awesome! Ghosts are the best!

      - MantisGirl13

  14. hysteresis

    Tron

    Very creepy!
  15. Foxhill

    Tron

    Nothing Fancy just set it to negative on my editor and it came out like this plus sharpen . looks a bit sci fi hey
  16. Say NO to mantises this afternoon.

    Movie outing: Ralph Breaks the Internet.

    Family Day holiday, in Ontario, Canada.

    ❤❤❤❤

    1. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      I took my kids to that too and it’s sooooo stinking cute!

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Yup. Really cool!

  17. hysteresis

    Tron

    How did you do this?
  18. Foxhill

    profile

  19. Im glad I bought the kids a PS4, because keeping mantids is long, hard work! 🤣

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :)

      - MantisGirl13

  20. We have an adult Iris!! She's gorgeous! Pictures will come soon!

    1. Graceface

      Graceface

      Yay! So excited for you ❤️ Can't wait to see her! 

  21. It’s party day!!!!

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    2. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      Omg such a BIG hit lol even my brother was smitten and now wants to acquire a giant species of mantis for himself. My nephew carried his new friend around on his finger pretty all day 🥰

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      And this is so awesome. What a nice gift!

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Yay! I'm so glad he liked his gift so much. I hope he takes good care of it!!

      - MantisGirl13

       

  22. I decided to only post molt updates weekly now, but i'll make exception on one because i'm so stoked. One of my R. megaera males just molted to what I believe is i7. You can REALLY see the size difference in molts with this one. And I suspect it'll continue to be so until he's an adult. I was just wrapping up for the night and saw he'd molted. So exciting!

    Sorry for the spotty cup. Nonetheless, one can see the growth after the molt.

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    This will be his last instar spent in a deli cup.

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    This one with flash. I suppose we should see his shield become more and more prominent with each remaining molt. One can see a back leg has a curve to it. He completed the molt successfully though. It won't be an issue through his instar, i'm sure.

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Thanks! He's cute.

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Wow! Congrats on the molt! He's beautiful!

      - MantisGirl13

    4. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      The hue difference between his body and legs really comes out under flash.

      Ty. 😊

  23. My golden Noël is doing funny stuff with her butt. Guess she's looking for love. 🤣

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      HAHAHA!

      I should've sourced a male.

      I'll be scraping dud ooths for months I think.

    3. RebelleSinner
    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :) You should find her a mate!

      - MantisGirl13

  24. I'm trying to find a mantis for a new keeper... and probably myself, of course. 😁 If anyone has any available species (except ghosts/orchids), please message me. 

  25. Just ordered 5 more mantids; one for my nephew (the Chinese mantis I got him died from the thunder dome style shipping method) the spiny flower he originally requested is back in stock at my preferred place plus a couple more ghost mantis because my 5 year old just loves them. Well also keep 2 more nymph spinys besides the one that will be swapped for Spots. Spots is gonna leave with my nephew this weekend since the order won’t arrive in time BUT STILL lol Birthday crises averted! Winning? I think so lol

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      That's very sweet of you!

      Hope he enjoys Spots.

       

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I hope he enjoys his birthday present! And enjoy your new mantids too!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. RebelleSinner

      RebelleSinner

      🖤 thanks y’all!

  26. Spots had a molt over night!

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    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Love it!

      Your spiny is older than mine. 😍

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Congrats on the molt!

      - MantisGirl13

  27. Earlier
  28. Happy Valentine's Day, my freaky deakies! :D

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