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MantisGirl13

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About MantisGirl13

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  • Birthday 03/14/2005

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    PA
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    Mantids. EVERYTHING MANTIS! My church and youth group, math, science, etc.

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  1. I was planning to mate my green female ghost this afternoon, but I got back from grocery shopping and she had laid me a nice big infertile ooth.

    So I decided to see if my male would be interested in my big dark female. Sure enough, after three hours of fooling around on her back, Pumpkin the male decided to make the connection!!!!!

    This is the first ghost mating of the season for me, but not the last! I have three other females waiting for their turn.

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Thanks! It's kind of bittersweet because the female decided she was hungry and took it out on the male. I'm pretty sure it was successful, but now I have to wait for my other subadult males to mature before I can mate my other girls. And anyone who's kept ghosts knows how painfully slow the males mature!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Lucky. I have just one each illudens and paradoxa females.

      By old identification standards, I was informed illudens and paradoxa are synonyms. Whatevz. Ill keep them separate. 

      Whole whack of males tho. Two subs that just dont wanna molt too. 🙄

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I don't believe that illudens and paradoxa are synonyms because the female's crown looks so different. 

      - MantisGirl13

  2. I go away for a few days and leave most of the mantids behind. I had only one casualty, but it was the most devastating one. My female orchid. I now have no orchids and I guess I'll have to start from scratch again with this species as older nymphs are too expensive for me. It's a shame.

    - MantisGirl13

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Oh gawd. That's terrible! 💔

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ya

      - MantisGirl13

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. Me too! I'll be breeding mine in a few weeks! - MantisGirl13
  6. 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
  7. I guess your female found it 'Humorous' to reject the male! I hope you have success tomorrow. - MantisGirl13
  8. 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

  9. Watching the female ghost that you bred, hatched, and raised yourself molting to adult is so nerve wracking!

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Actually yeh. Lately I come home and immediately and check on my adult male orchids.  Haha. 

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :)

      I woke up this morning to a healthy adult orchid whose wings are beautiful! Now for the male...

      - MantisGirl13

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Turns out the male decided that he wanted to get in on the fun! I now have an adult orchid pair. I plan to breed in a few weeks!!

      - MantisGirl13

  10. 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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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I'll post the pics as soon as I can. I'm other news, I'm leaving in a few minutes to get my crested gecko!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Ohhhh neat can't wait to see :)

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      (S)He's adorable! I'll post pictures once they upload.

      - MantisGirl13

  11. Male orchid mismolted to adult. Raptor arms and mandibles covered in exoskeleton, wings messed up. Legs are fine, so he may be salvageable, but most likely not able to mate.

    :(

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      You knew he wouldn't be viable.

      The way you described it, it was baaaad.

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      But smiles, and condolences.

      Super bummer.

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ya, it was pretty bad! It's ok though, my female isn't adult yet and I have another subadult male (praying they molt well).

      - MantisGirl13

  12. 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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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Nothing. LoL. 

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Sorry for the short answer. My wife sprayed me with the kitchen sink flex nozzle as I walked by and soaked me, so I just went on ahead and showered. LMAO. She's crazy tonight. Hehe. 

      Just saying this is a silly back and forth. We all know you are... Our Lady of the Mantis. 🙌

      😂

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I give up.

      - MantisGirl13

  13. I'm bored... Sitting and watching a mounted but not mating pair of spinys is really boring. Especially when the male isn't even attempting a connection!

    -MantisGirl13

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I should be there in a month or two myself. Sit and wait is great compared to what I'm used to these days.

  14. Bummer. I had a male majuscula in the mail ready for my female, and right before she gets here she gets weak and is dying. She won't move her mandible so I can't feed her anything. 

    The male is here now, but the female is on her way out.

    There goes my only chance to breed!

    - MantisGirl13

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      The male is adorable though! I'm still bummed about the girl. 

      - MantisGirl13

    3. Bentis

      Bentis

      Sorry to hear about that.  Murphy's law in action.

    4. Graceface

      Graceface

      Oh, that's a bummer. So sorry about your female

  15. I was so sorry to read this. I hope Curly will find a mate very soon. He may live for another month or two for you.

    Good luck on the search.

     

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