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Our female greenie molted to L4.
It would be cliche to name her, Green Goblin, and I said I wouldn't do ghosty names. But Emerald - Emmy for short. Jade. Good names.
We'll see if she stays green. Her coloration is patchy, and most prominent in the frilly leafy areas. She's actually kinda olive green. That's a candidate for a name too. Olive.
We'll see how she looks once her exo sets up.
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Yes, ideally you wouldn't want any prey in the enclosure for a molt, however... Ive had many mantids molt perfectly fine with flies in the enclosure (house, BBF and FF). It isn't necessarily a make or break it for the molt to occur, if you follow me.
But yes, try to remove any flies if you know a molt is due
My crew molts predictably. She was next up and molted on time.
I have three more ghosts and a spiny on my molt shelf.
HAHA just looked over. Ghost 3 is dropping as I type this. She jumped the schedule by one day. Still, my molt shelf is for the next two molt days sequentially. Any can molt whenever they decide to. I just put them up and away from little hands.
I love this hobby. 😁