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

    🤣👍

  3. 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
  4. Last week
  5. 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
    4/25/2019 18:54:57 PW03 MOLT i7
    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. 

      🙄

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ❤️  

  10. 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
  11. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    I just fixed them, thank you for looking
  12. 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
  13. Viking

    Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    I am not seeing the first 6 photos.
  14. 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!!
  15. Me too! I'll be breeding mine in a few weeks! - MantisGirl13
  16. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    First ever breeding - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii - Spiny Flower

    Let me know how it goes, I would love to breed orchids someday
  17. 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
  18. 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. 😊
  19. Odontomantis planiceps

    Deroplatys lobata

    Phyllovates chlorophaea 

    😱

    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

  20. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

    Baby Humble

    Baby Humble playing in the water, yes I now know they shouldn't get all wet. This was before I knew anything about mantids let alone Spiny Flowers However even now Humble loves the water and plays in it. I don't get him wet often but when I mist his enclosure sometimes he will get on the floor of it and play in any pooling water LOL
  21. I guess your female found it 'Humorous' to reject the male! I hope you have success tomorrow. - MantisGirl13
  22. Today I tried to breed Humble & Humor and wow it was an epic fail. Thank goodness for @MantisGirl13 walking me through the process. Sadly there was no connection so at this point still no babies so we will try again tomorrow. Poor Humble was almost eaten several times smh so that was an adrenaline rush, he really tried but the female wasn't having it. So today I learned you need to have a lot of patience for the breeding aspect of this hobby and not to get so attached to the males Thankfully Humble is alive and well but I'm a bit worried about tomorrows try. I will never be able to leave them alone!!
  23. Thank you for the info on the 

    Rhombodera cf. stallii and the Leaves and Twigs :) it was very helpful.

  24. I'm really bummed. One of my only two S. pretiosa nymphs mismolted to L2, and I only have one left.

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I'm very sorry about that, @Bentis. I am hoping that my thistles don't mismolt as I only have one pair!

      I have an L6 female wahlbergii for sale if you want to replace yours.

      - MantisGirl13

       

    3. Bentis

      Bentis

      I think im all spent for the immediate future.  Bought just over 10 mantids in the last couple weeks.

      Thanks though!

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ok! Wasn't sure if it was a breeding project or not. :)

      - MantisGirl13

  25. Earlier
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    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Beautiful! So jealous...

      - MantisGirl13

    2. Foxhill

      Foxhill

      Im so lucky to have access to the tropicals in the U.K.      Big up Mitch!

       

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ya, you really are lucky!

      - MantisGirl13

  27. Before I get into my new cultures, I would like to talk about the cultures I thought had crashed. Of my old cultures, I made two D. Melanogaster and 4 D. Hydei. The D. Melanogaster flourished, are still producing and are what I used to start my two new ones. The D. Hydei to my eyes crashed and all the fruit flies died. When making new ones I decided to keep two of the old crashed ones so I could continue to watch. My biggest curiosity was to see if/when mites devolved. Today while checking my new cultures I give the old two a glance and to my surprise, they were both teaming with babies all adults are dead so I really didn't think I would see this. So I will see if we can get them producing. So more updates to come. On to the new cultures. After figuring out why my old cultures died out, I decided to start again with a new culture recipe. I took out a few of the things I used in my last cultures and added a few new things. I also used a blender this time and hot water. Another change was allowing the cultures to sit overnight before adding the fruit flies. After letting the cultures sit overnight, I noticed they were really runny so after posting and getting the all clear lol I added cornmeal as a thickener. So far the cultures look great and there has been no die off, but it's only been three days. If all goes well I will be doing an update in one week Granny ~
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