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    Have to share. This was cute. The special note was from Caleb (7yo). šŸ¤£
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    Feeling cute. Might make a hydei culture later, idk. šŸ¤£šŸ‘
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    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.
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    BB flies are starting to pop. Took 10 days. 70F until I started warming them up a bit Saturday evening. šŸ˜ŽšŸ‘ Maybe I ought to carefully warm them right through. Afraid of dessication though.
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    I just got back from a 5-day camping trip in Shenandoah. The area is beautiful! Pics tomorrow. I got home to 13 new spiny nymphs and two new Sybilla pretiosa nymphs. I'm bummed that the Sybilla ooth didn't hatch more. The female orchid and two female ghost will be molting to adult any day now. I'm getting my crested gecko soon too! - MantisGirl13
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    Hosting Caleb's 7th BDay party today. All our mantises dressed to the 9s. šŸ‘ŠšŸ¤£
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    Bellatrix went to the big terrarium in the sky today šŸ˜­ She was my favorite Ghost, my lil green bug eating machine. I woke to find her barely hanging from the tulle in her enclosure. I tried to give her some water or honey, but she was pretty far gone and was just striking at things out of instinct. I held her and thanked her for being my friend, then put her in the freezer. R.I.P Bellatrix: you were a special lady and a great mantis She laid 7 oothecca and lived 4 months as an adult ā¤ļø
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    Well, I thought my orchid gal was subadult because she was L7 and Graceface said that female orchids are adult at L8, but it turns out she molted again (to sub this time) and she is HUGE! Pictures to come.I - MantisGirl13
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    Since my son has dubbed me Mantis King, my royal health must be preserved. Until I appoint a Master of Dubias, this is how I must protect myself. I removed my crown so as to keep you all at ease.
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    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
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    **** News Flash **** Orchid mantis jumps off keepers hand, flies across room and lands on table leg **** End of message ****
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    My fly eclosure rates are higher than they have ever been. I'm enjoying this. 2 or 3 duds out of 45.
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    My new guys out for delivery. šŸ˜šŸ˜
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    Watching the female ghost that you bred, hatched, and raised yourself molting to adult is so nerve wracking! - MantisGirl13
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    Loving MantidForum, looking forward to learning much much much more and meeting everyone!
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    Hooray, Ghost hadnt eaten for 2 and a half weeks and I was getting a little worried but saw this morning the exuvium there, successful moult ! Lucy the idol is eating well and seems to have discovered her ability to jump. Good Times !
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    My love is at work today. So, the Egg Hunt and getting the bird on falls squarely to me. Kids looked shell-shocked getting up this morning. Well, Cameron did. LoL. But here they are after completing the egg hunt. It's been rainy (ground is wet and squishy) so the hunt was inside. Happy Easter Moms and Dads! Happy Easter all!
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    Wow! I just realized I've been on this forum for a year and four days now! It seems more like five years! - MantisGirl13
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    Nice to see pupae from a 'new cup' eclosing. To me, this means my process is becoming more reliable. If so, I should see it pop strong this weekend sometime.
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    If everything goes well, ill have two sexed pairs of i4/i5 orchids next week.
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    ā€œA girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and Iā€™m going home.ā€ S VI E VIII
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    Flies..... Flies everywhere.... šŸ˜ŽšŸ‘
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    Ahhhh. Remember Lola Religiosa? I'll be taking her ooth out of diapause soon. Hopefully it turns out to be fertile. Even if just a few nymphs drop, my heart will soar! Buncha lil' Lolas scurrying after springtails and melanogasters in a deli cup?! šŸ˜