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  1. 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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    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Kid said I look like a doctor. 🙄

      More like a flu patient. 

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Kid has some imagination! 

      - MantisGirl13

  2. Have to share. This was cute. The special note was from Caleb (7yo). 🤣

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :) any more luck?

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I believe yes. He just disconnected. It was a bit more than 30 minutes, and maybe as much as 45. They had one disconnection, then went again. Maybe ten fifteen minutes. I didnt time it well because im so nervous. Ill edit this to post photos later. Theyre by my laptop. LoL 

      He's still on her back with his wiener still hooked around. Maybe they'll go again. Shes not agitated, and well fed tonight. 

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Cool! Well it sounds like a success to me!

      - MantisGirl13

  3. #wethenorth

    2019 NBA Champions

    Toronto Raptors

    👊😎

  4. My fly eclosure rates are higher than they have ever been. I'm enjoying this. 2 or 3 duds out of 45. 

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

    🤣👍

    1. Granny's Mantis Mayhem
    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Now that I've made a few, I'm mad.

      I've been paying $15CAD for hydei cultures. 😡

      I'm currently using Repashy, but I'm sure I can make my own media too. 

  6. 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. 

      🙄

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 😊
  9. 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

  10. I hate melanogaster even more than I hate hydei. 

    That is all. 

    1. Viking

      Viking

      I understand that feeling. They keep crawling away instead of fall in the container.

    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Lol :)

      I get it!

      - MantisGirl13

  11. My new guys out for delivery. 😍😍

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      R stalli, R basalis, B mendica, P illudens, H membranacea, plus the male P. guineensis to pair with my female. 

      Next week, a male D. truncata to pair with my female. 

      👌

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Awesome!!! I'm jealous of your truncatas. I've wanted that sp. for a long time.

      - MantisGirl13

    4. Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Granny's Mantis Mayhem

      Very exciting, photos, please!!!

       

  12. BB flies are starting to pop. Took 10 days. 70F until I started warming them up a bit Saturday evening. 

    😎👍

    Maybe I ought to carefully warm them right through. Afraid of dessication though. 

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Flies hit so hard that not only do I have a deli cup with many many flies refrigerated, but also pupae. 

  13. Coming soon:

    R. basalis, R. stalli, P. illudens, B. mendica, H. membranacea, and a unicorn. ❤️

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I'm sorry. :(

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Sokay. My mantis bro will send some next time if they're still available. 

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ok. Unicorns are awesome. I have 5.

      - MantisGirl13

  14. I am very hopeful that this second round of BBF spikes from rainbowmealworms.net is very productive. I already have several dozen nice pupae I've separated out for the first zip bag. The rest from that bag I've left to pupate in a cup. The other three bags (all still wriggly spikes) are in cups, in the fly fridge. 

    I want an abundance of flies for my crew. ❤️

    1. Jaywo

      Jaywo

      I got a good batch as well. Three good batches. I think they just had a few bad batches before and fixed the issue. Got good hatches.

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      To be fair, I was on a learning curve. I figure I cooked and dried the first pack with too much heat. 

      Also, not enough humidity in here in the winter. I can fix that moving forward next winter. (let's not talk about next winter yet) 

      Also, I should have removed the spikes from little zips as soon as I got them last time. I did this time. 

      The last bags of spikes were flaky as they were 5-6 weeks old by then. 

      With my gained experience, I expect them to eclose by Friday give or take. 

  15. Brutal day. The highs and lows of this hobby are straining me. 

    Yes, all the birds are fine. 

    Acquisition is tough when you're in The North. 

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Sorry your day didn't go as planned! 

      - MantisGirl13

  16. There was this one time that a package sat for four days at an 'origin' UPS location... 🙄

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Tell us more!!

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Box never left the sender"s city. Apparently UPS misplaced documents that needed to go with the box. So instead if fixing the issue quickly, they did nothing for three days. Now the box is going back to the sender. 🙄

  17. WINTERFELL! THE NORTH! 

    😜

  18. 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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    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Fun! Happy Easter! 

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      They each took in a pretty good haul.

      ☺️👍

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Looks like they did!

      - MantisGirl13

  19. Hosting Caleb's 7th BDay party today.

    All our mantises dressed to the 9s.

    👊🤣

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      8 kids came throught this here shizzy. In typical Chris fashion, I gutloaded them up with orange crush, chocolate, candy, and ice cream. I shook em up, then sent them home. 👊🤣

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      He loeoeoeoeves the dark side. 🙄

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      He's right into Cthulhu now.

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    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Aww, he so cute! Looks like you had fun! (And a TON of hyper kids)

      - MantisGirl13

  20. @omar morsy, @Aristalochia...

    Wassup? Long time!

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      The frills on their backs. If theyre wide, with fringy margin along the sides are female. Less wide and not so much of a fringy margin along the sides are male.

      Wide crowns with maybe one kink are females. Narrower crowns with a more pronounced kink and/or maybe two kinks are male.

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Glad to see you respond, brother.

      👊😎

       

    4. omar morsy

      omar morsy

      Thanx man this is a huge help! As always! 

       

      If ever you visit Montreal please let me know :)

  21. 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.

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Wow. Woke up to a fly boom.

      Good times. Good times! 

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Holy!   Boom is an understatement. If this keeps up, ill have a good hundred or more by days end. Ill be sure to stagger the pupae from my next cups.

      Good thing I can refrigerate flies. Most of my mantises are FULL.

  22. If everything goes well, ill have two sexed pairs of i4/i5 orchids next week.

     

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      That's awesome!!!!!!

      - MantisGirl13

  23. “A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and I’m going home.” 

    S VI   E VIII

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      @Charoozz520 very.

      And yes, I have the tshirt with Tyrion's line.

      Im 49 and when my Mom and Dad see me wearing that tshirt, they get mad! 🤣

    3. Charoozz520

      Charoozz520

      :D @hysteresis  it's an amazing show, I actually read all 5 books before/during the beginning of the show and was obsessed with it through college, have multiple shirts myself and even...my college dorm door was covered:

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    4. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Yeh Ive listened to the audiobooks several times right through. Too bad he hasnt finished the books.

      Another series I love is The Dark Tower by Stephen King

  24. The little things in life ❤....

    Like touching a HOT IR emitter with a finger or tender underside of your arm. ❤

    😵

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Ouch! Are you ok?

      - MantisGirl13

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Yeh. Battle scars with hot sp.

      Im just a whiny baby. 🤣

      Thx 😊

  25. My spikes are hitting 4 to 5 weeks, and ill be tapping into the last 250 of 1000. This weekend. I figure I have fed at least 300 spikes by hand (not really by hand  as with most, I just laid spikes out and the mantises just pluck them up).

    I figure ive mismanaged about 250 spikes experimenting. Oh well. Theyd have died as prey anyway. LoL.

    I have about 250 in process currently. So far, pupates are eclosing in 1 to 2 weeks at room temperature. Light misting is a must for me here or they just dry out.

    Hopefully the last batch still produces. I took the last cup out for warmth and air, and theyre still wiggling with vigor.

    Should I feed these spikes some mush, or pupate them all at once? Or keep batching them out in cups?

     

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