2 pointsOrchid update: I'm expecting 2 adult female Orchids tomorrow and I'm so excited! My newly molted males will have girlfriends after all! I haven't attempted any breeding yet, so this marks a new chapter for me in my mantis journey. Hoping to have good news to share in the next week about the results Ghosts: No new adults yet, but Bellatrix is looking fatter than normal. How long will it take for her to start laying ooth? She hasn't been bred, as I have no adult males, but she has been adult for a month now
1 pointHuzzah!! My mantis senses were correct! Iris molted probably 25 minutes after I posted the first post! I need to watch, but ghost mantises molt so fast! I also keep them in a place where the heat is probably around 80F and the humidity is super high, so they probably just slip out of their exoskeletons. Glad it was a successful molt!
1 pointA couple of little updates! Iris, my new female green ghost had her first meal in my care! It was a fruit fly and I'm sure she can handle bb flies, but starting off slow after the journey. I'm waiting for my other female ghost to molt! I'm almost certain it's coming soon😅😅! (Honestly can't tell, just putting my mantis reasoning skills to the test lol). Put my female Hierodula in the bathroom to see if the higher humidity levels from the showers would help her want to lay an ooth. She's more than ready, just hasn't found the spark to trigger it, so hopefully this is it. Happy hump day everyone!😉