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minomantis last won the day on July 14 2014

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About minomantis

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    7th instar
  • Birthday 05/15/1992

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    New York
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    Anything dealing with nature I'm very interested in! I'm bit of a nature geek. I'm also a violinist so music, specifically classical music is very much in my life.

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  1. My male Hierodula maj molted last night to L7!  I plan on power feeding him some dubias and raising temps so hopefully we'll have an adult in a week and a half.  I'm only rushing because my female has been an adult since July.  Poor thing calls every night, little does she know her knight soon awaits her!  Still waiting for my Peru leaf mantis to molt, any day now! (Probably tonight!) HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

  2. I don't know about you, but there are times when I'm super into mantids and there are times when I like to just look from a distance(on my computer screen) but I am just super into them right now and I'm doing so much research and enjoying raising them now!  Happy Wednesday! :)

    1. Synapze


      I can relate! I study each species like I cramming for an exam. 😀 

  3. The wing buds of my Peru Leaf mantis are quite swollen!  I don't know if she will become an adulte or L7.  Only time will tell.  Pretty pumped either way!

  4. Got another egg case out of one of my mantids.  Now we have 3 ooths from the girls!  I'm noticing they produce one every 1.5-2 weeks.  Also depending on how much they're eating.  Very interesting!

  5. Mantids are all doing well!  Eating up a storm!  Eating dubias and flies and are fattening up! :

  6. minomantis

    L6 female Pseudoxyops perpulchra (Peruvian leaf mantis)

    I'm having such a fun time raising this species of mantis! They are a pretty spectacular species!
  7. Mama majuscula laid her first ooth last night/this morning.  I feel bad because it's an infertile one.  Her mate is L6 and hopefully I can raise him quickly before her second ooth.  I hope she feels better though and it was such a big ooth!

  8. Hit with a double whammy today! Both my female P. perpulchra and my male H. majuscula successfully molted to L6! No really color changes which is ok! Will feed them good tomorrow! Feeling good! Happy Sunday! :)

  9. I've been so focused on my female P. perpulchra lately, but my male molted last night.  I believe he is a sub adult.  What's funny is he looks no bigger, his wing buds are just fuller! :)

  10. One of my Chinese females laid an ooth yesterday while I was at work!  Even though I missed it, still pretty cool!  Still waiting on my P. pelpulchra to molt!  Also, it's Friday!! Woo!

  11. Seeing swollen buds on my Peru leaf mantis!  Hopefully we'll get a molt soon!  Going to L6!  Pretty excited! :)

  12. Good thing I caught flies and fattened up the mantids yesterday because I am not going out in the rain! Raining days equal growing days! :) Happy rainy Tuesday! 

    1. Prayingmantisqueen


      Rainy here too! I fed today with waxworms (beemoth).

  13. Trying an experiment in that I am putting yellow/slightly dried leaves in the bottom of my leaf species enclosures to see if that will affect their color.  Updates to follow!  Hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday!

    1. Synapze


      Please do keep us updated. I'm very interested in your findings. I do color experiments as well, but I've yet to try with a dead leaf.

      Have a great day, fellow mantis lovers! ☺️

    2. minomantis


      Will do!  I'm sure leaf mantids have yellow in their genome sequence.

  14. My male H. majuscula came in the mail today.  He's an L5 and my female has been an adult for 6 weeks...Wish me luck to see if I can speed him up a little.

  15. So much happening!  Chinese mantids mating like crazy.  I found another male and swapped the two males with the female.  Also I received a P. perpulchra pair from Mantis101 and I am blown away by this species!  Such aggressive feeders!  Pictures to follow soon!