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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. The Ghost Mantids have been outside since Sunday and they are honestly loving it! They camouflage is just so amazing, I'm not at all worried! I just need to find a way to feed them while outside! Haha! (Don't worry, I'm watching the weather for cold nights!) 🙂

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Free roaming outside of your home? 

    2. minomantis

      minomantis

      Yes, but they stay on house plants that I keep on my porch. They aren't going anywhere.

    3. MantisGirl13

      MantisGirl13

      Is your porch screened in? 

      - MantisGirl13

  2. Just came from work and Mocha is in the middle of molting!! The first ghost molting I've witnessed! She's beautiful!

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      They're spectacular! 

    2. Synapze

      Synapze

      Can't wait to see!

    3. Graceface

      Graceface

      Exciting!!! ❤️ 

  3. It's been a little while and I promise I'm still around, just a lot of life things happening at the moment. The ghosts are all doing really well! ButterRum-Verde molted the first week or March into a beautiful green mantis! Her wings are a little lighter than Iris'! Mocha is actually on the verge of a molt! I'm pretty excited for her! She is still a beautiful brown and I believe she will keep this rich deep brown which is a OKAY! Lol I'm hoping for a molt today or tomorrow!

    1. Synapze

      Synapze

      Hope the molt goes well! ☺️

    2. Graceface

      Graceface

      Sending positive vibes for a good molt 😊

  4. Another good morning in the Mantis household! ButterRum-Verde is on the verge of a molt! Iris and Mocha took down a dubia today and they were on the bigger side. Although she has one arm, Iris is still very fierce! Love my mantids! Happy Friday everyone!

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Happy Friday, brother.

      😊

    2. Graceface

      Graceface

      Excited to see adult ButterRum Verde! ❤️ Happy Friday! 

  5. Iris and ButterRum-Verde has a little altercation this morning. Put them on the same plant and Iris felt threatened. They sized each other up for a little. Iris even almost opened her wings. I have to remember that ghosts are semi communal! It was interesting to see this behaviour though! Watching a mantis with wings display vs. a mantis without wings. 

  6. It was a good morning in the mantis household! Iris ate her first real meal after molting which was a good sized dubia! She is a one armed wonder!😊 ButterRum-Verde also had a roach which I was surprised about. Her wings are in the prepuff stage and I guess only the mantis keepers of a long time would understand that idea, but I'm trying to fatten her up before she stops eating! Mocha demolished two flies today and it was so impressive! Haha! Love them!

  7. We have an adult Iris!! She's gorgeous! Pictures will come soon!

    1. Graceface

      Graceface

      Yay! So excited for you ❤️ Can't wait to see her! 

  8. I see a pumping abdomen! Iris will molt soon! :)

    Idk if it's just me, but my phone won't allow me to type 'molt' without trying to correct it to something else! 🙃🙃🙃 Every time...🙃

    1. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      Molt .. USA

      Moult .. The rest of the anglophone world.

      Nonetheless, ive been typing molt. But... colour, harbour, labour...

  9. Proud to report that Mocha molted last and she is still, well mocha! Haha! Operation will she turn green is in effect! Iris has swollen wing buds so I know a molt is coming soon! ButterRum-Verde is living life eating flies and dubias! :)

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    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      How does this work @Graceface? My nymph already has a lot of green. She may lose it?

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    3. Graceface

      Graceface

      Well, she just molted, right @hysteresis? Color post molt takes a few days to sort itself out. Iris didn't turn green until L6. Bellatrix was green as of L4 and stayed that way all through her molts. It depends on a lot of factors, including genetics, humidity, temperature, and perch coloration. I would say if she is green now, she will probably stay green. 

       

    4. minomantis

      minomantis

      I agree with @Graceface! Remember ButterRum-Verde turned green a week after her molt but only after she was on a green perch and misted everyday multiple times a day. I think they change accordingly to what’s needed. When I got Iris, she was green but she has settled into a yellow green now. Many factors.

  10. Out of town for a couple days and left the ghosts on the house plant! They'll be fine! Might come back to three green ghosts! :)

  11. Found some of you on Instagram! If you have a mantis or animal account let me know! :)

    1. Graceface

      Graceface

      If you like cats, I have an account for my kitties as well as my mantises. They are @twocuteragdolls 😊❤️

    2. Synapze
    3. minomantis

      minomantis

      Found you already @Synapze lol

  12. Mama Hierodula is on her last stretch. :( She made her way to the ground and slowly making her way out. I pet her on the thorax and thanked her for being a good mantis friend and now I will allow nature to naturally take her away. Such a good little girlie! 

    1. Graceface

      Graceface

      Aww, so sad to lose a friend! She had a good life ❤️ 

    2. Prayingmantisqueen

      Prayingmantisqueen

      So sad! Auf wiedersien Mama Hirodula!

  13. Bought "Keeping the Praying Mantis" and excited for a relaxed Sunday evening!

    1. Graceface

      Graceface

      Great book! Enjoy! ❤️ 

    2. hysteresis

      hysteresis

      I'm learning lots from that text.

       

  14. Mantids are doing well! ButterRum has eaten her second dubia. I'm gonna try to turn her into a roach girl for a little. (I have too many baby dubias) Mocha caught a dubia yesterday, ate half of it and then threw it. Maybe she doesn't like? Idk! Iris wants a dubia, but because of her one arm and the awesome grip powers of the dubia, she can't quite pull them off the branches. I'll stick to flies with her! :)

  15. Just as I suspected, ButterRum molted yesterday and she is now subadult! She's gorgeous! Now that Mocha has a perch, she's eating a lot more, pretty steadily now! Iris is just hanging out! I truly love the ghost mantis. They are such a relaxed mantis!

    1. Prayingmantisqueen
    2. Graceface

      Graceface

      Congrats on the molt! ❤️ 

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