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  1. Barbie molted to adult last night! I came home from work to find her in all her glory, and let me tell you, she is big! Definitely bigger than her sisters

    I believe she molted an additional time as a juvenile, has anyone ever had this happen? I am certain she was an L2 at purchase, and she has molted 7 times in my presence, becoming an adult at L9 instead of L8 like all my others (her sisters included). This may be why she is substantially larger as an adult. Is this common? 

    It got me thinking I should take photos of my girls next to a ruler, for reference. Also, I hope she is receptive to breeding! 

    Old man Domenic is still alive, though he has lost a second leg now. I keep expecting to find him dead, or keeled over but he is still hanging in there and eating so I guess he is okay! 

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Super update! 

      Another step closer!

      I was wondering what to expect from my orchids. Two more molts until wings! 😁

    3. Graceface

      Graceface

      I now have 5 adult females, the most I've ever had! @hysteresisIt is so cool! I'm going to feed and check on them now and I'll take photos

      Thanks @MantisGirl13  Have you ever had any mantids experience extra molts? I've had the opposite with male orchids, skipping a molt and molting to adult early, but never an extra molt

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      No, I have never had a mantis skip a molt or take an extra molt!

      - MantisGirl13

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