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  1. mantisloverguy6000

    me with Metal

    Metal is another male of mine.
  2. probably has an ulcer

  3. mantisloverguy6000

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    looks like a dolphin
  4. got my mind on saturniids and saturniids on my mind

  5. mantisloverguy6000

    Can you find her?

    i see her!!! so cute
  6. im fat. 3 pounds heavier than a lady whos 3 months pregnant. i might be pregnant

  7. saw a bunch of puppies today!!!

  8. if nobody buys your stuff cause u overprice it, take the hint and lower the prices

  9. ready for new kesha music

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    From the album: puppy

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    puppylol2

    From the album: puppy

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    puppylol1

    From the album: puppy

  13. mantisloverguy6000

    puppy

    henry the labradoodle
  14. mantisloverguy6000

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    From the album: puppy

  15. mantisloverguy6000

    doodle

    From the album: puppy

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    From the album: puppy

  17. tomorrow is lady gaga's birthday

  18. Yes i'm still alive, much to your dismay...

  19. mantisloverguy6000

    Odontomantis spp. (Ant Mantis)

    Odontomantis spp. (Ant mantises) Introduction: hailing from southern Asia, the Odontomantis genus contains multiple species known for their mimicry of black ants as young nymphs. these charming little mantises are barely an inch long and live a surprisingly long time as adults the adults have a lovely evergreen color with charming yellow or black dots on the lower abdomen Difficulty level:intermediate Behavior/Temperament: nymphs are active and somewhat shy, adults move swiftly they don't like being housed too densely and despite lower cannibalism than others, housing them together increases stress which heightens mortality Captive environment odontomantis need it fairly humid. temperatures between 75 and 80 are adequate, but regular spritzing is needed to prevent dehydration. young nymphs need plastic containers with lightly ventilated lids and plenty of perches. misting should be done twice a day from L1 to L4, then daily misting until adulthood works well. adults don't seem to need as much misting but they do benefit from the occasional spraying these guys are small and 16oz deli cups will comfortably house them their whole lives Feeding: the small hatchling nymphs are somewhat apprehensive about food at first d.melanogaster are adequate in size but do not offer too many at once and wait 3 or 4 days to start feeding them. they won't eat much at first but by L3 they will eat a lot of d.hydei at L5 houseflies can be offered these mantises will eat flies, moths, and roaches Breeding: these are prolific mantises. females lay 8-12 ooths in their lifetime, each of which hatches 25-30 nymphs in a little less than a month (24-28 days) as these spectacular mantises grow, the legs get a red color and the bodies turn green they get closer to the adult color each molt males molt 6 times and females molt 7 times males live a surprisingly long time, 2-3 months as adults, and are fairly small. they only need weekly feeding of a housefly as adults females are larger and eat much more adults are receptive 15-20 days after the final molt these guys don't seem to get pheromone saturation issues and males can mate pretty much until the day before they die one must simply put the female in the male's cage females are rarely aggressive to the males the male promptly mounts the female and once connected, mating lasts 25-70 minutes males can mate every other day and I've gotten 2 females mated with the same male 3 times each in the same week within a few days of mating, a female will deposit a round, segmented ooth they will lay an ooth every 6-9 days for the first few months of adulthood females can live 6 months as adults ooths should be incubated between 75 and 80 degrees with regular heavy misting hatching usually occurs shortly after a light goes on nymphs need a lot of room and plenty of moisture nymhps easily dehydrate, and this makes them harder than other mantises to rear because when they are dehydrated they don't eat and it is hard to keep them alive
  20. 10 days until i get my puppy

    1. D_Hemptress

      D_Hemptress

      oh, awesome... i wanna see pictures!

    2. happy1892
    3. MandellaMandy123

      MandellaMandy123

      A labradoodle, right? I can't wait to see pictures!

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