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  1. Mantis keeping is exhausting. 😵

    1. Jaywo

      Jaywo

      lol, with your numbers... definitely.

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I run out of steam once in a while. Yep.

  2. I see one tiny black spiny baby. Shouldnt they all drop pretty much at once? 

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Haaaa im so confused now. I dont think our thoughts are synced up. The two ooths you sent are bleph and gongy. The bleph is still cooking. 

      My spiny has produced two oothecae and the first ooth is the one that dropped only one nymph. 

      That was yesterday. Is that all I can expect, or do spinys hatch across days. 

      And yeh, your gongy ooths are "the bomb". Lots of babies. TY. 

    3. Jaywo

      Jaywo

      Ah yes, we were on different pages. I think the spinys can drop in a few days.

    4. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      @Jaywo cool thanks. I took the lone 'scout' to its own cup for feeding. Maybe we'll have a few more drop. I'll look to the second, and any subsequent ooths for more babies though. I just wouldve expected way more on the first day. None yesterday. :)

       

  3. Maybe I'm embarrassed to ask. Yet here I am. How long do male adult ghosts live? How long to incubate ghost ooths? 

    1. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Male  ghosts live 1-2 months. Ooths incubate for a month.

      - MantisGirl13 

  4. Whatever happened to @Graceface?

    😲

    1. Jaywo

      Jaywo

      Who is that?

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Forum user in the Pacific NW breeding ghosts and orchids. 

      She was very nice not just to me, but all newcomers. 

      She hasnt posted in a while. Miss her in here. 

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      I was wondering that too!

      - MantisGirl13 

  5. I must confess: I have killed some mosquitos tonight.

  6. The plant has seen better days. But Caleb is having a great one, enjoying a candy between swims. Beautiful day. 🍁 

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Im mating paradoxa tonight. 

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Time to turn off the pool heater. 

      92°F water. 

      No wonder the kids didn't want to get out. 😏

    4. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      That's hot water! Good luck with the paradoxa! I just got my first fertile ooth from the ghosts tonight! 

      - MantisGirl13

  7. Today is idolomantis day. 😁

    Ill update after work. 😊👍

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      The popas are the ones im worried about. The idolos and blephs are well fed, and dont need much water. I may be okay then?

      Not the way I wanted to spend this weekend. 😔

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      They should be ok. 

      - MantisGirl13

    4. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Im the double posting king. LoL. 

      Thanks @MantisGirl13.

      As I walked in the house Friday evening, Caleb was scanning my person for a shipping box. Poor kid. 

  8. Wow. rainbowmealworms.net.

    Ordered 1250 BBF spikes. Three of five zippies weren't sealed right. Im down 451 spikes. This is the second time zippies werent sealed. 

    Not impressed when I have to pay FedEx shipping on top of the price for the spikes. 

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    2. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Gosh! I'd contact the company and demand replacement!

      - MantisGirl13

    3. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I will today. That's an outrageous loss. I mean, they ship spikes in zippies, then place those into stapled-shut insulated envelopes with gel packs, then place those in a box. 

      Where'd the spikes go? They never made it to the insulated packs in the first place. Can't even blame handling. 

    4. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      @MantisGirl13 they credited me 500 spikes. It doesnt cover the extra shipping cost (Incredible. Each additional zippy of 250 spikes adds approx $6USD) but I'll take it. 

  9. My R. stalii:  2F 4M

    😎👍

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. #wethenorth

    2019 NBA Champions

    Toronto Raptors

    👊😎

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

  14. 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. 

  15. 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. 

      🙄

  16. 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.

  17. 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. 😊
  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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!!!

       

  21. 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. 

  22. 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

  23. 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. 

  24. 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

  25. 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. 🙄

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