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First ever breeding - Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii - Spiny Flower

Today I tried to breed Humble & Humor and wow it was an epic fail. Thank goodness for @MantisGirl13 walking me through the process. Sadly there was no connection so at this point still no babies so we will try again tomorrow. Poor Humble was almost eaten several times smh so that was an adrenaline rush, he really tried but the female wasn't having it. So today I learned you need to have a lot of patience for the breeding aspect of this hobby and not to get so attached to the males  Thankfull

Granny's Fruit Fly Culture's Take Two

Before I get into my new cultures, I would like to talk about the cultures I thought had crashed.   Of my old cultures, I made two D. Melanogaster and 4 D. Hydei.   The D. Melanogaster flourished, are still producing and are what I used to start my two new ones. The D. Hydei to my eyes crashed and all the fruit flies died.   When making new ones I decided to keep two of the old crashed ones so I could continue to watch. My biggest curiosity was to see if/when mites de

New babies!

I have updated my mantis collection! I just got two new L2-L3 Brunneria borealis (Brunner's mantis!), and ten budwings, all from Patty. That makes my current collection a whole lot bigger! I am getting ready to spend my summer in a campground in Northeast, Maryland. The mantids will have their own tent, and all the luxuries and freshly caught food that a mantis could want. I am hoping to get orchid mantids this summer, too! I am looking forward to the summer, and all of the fun I will be having,

MantisGirl13

MantisGirl13

My Mantids

I am kind of new to the forum right now, but I am not new to the mantis collecting hobby. I have five L6 Phyllocrania paradoxa, and one L5 Phyllocrania paradoxa. I have two L5 female Sphodromantis gastrica, one L5 Gongylus gongylodes, one L3 Tenodera sinensis, a pre-sub or sub-adult female Miomantis paykulii, and one sub-adult female Blepharosis mendica. I am getting eight new mantids from Patty on Wednesday: a male Miomantis paykulii, five L2-3 budwings, and two L2-3 Brunneria borealis. I will

MantisGirl13

MantisGirl13

My mantids

I have had, Ghost, Orchid, Giant Asian, Giant African, African pygmy, Flower Mantids. I currently have giant asian and ghost!

hymenopus

hymenopus

March 26th, 2017

People say a praying mantis cant have human emotions, Maybe, Maybe that's true. But how do we define emotion?, the hate that wars bring out in people. The separation that this election caused?,   the fact that a lot of people care about themselves? That were divided? The lies, the hate? I can see more emotion in Hope and Bugsey then most humans. Maybe its us that doesn't know how to show emotion. Just because one cant talk, doesn't mean their words are unheard

Jessie

Jessie

March 1st, 2017

A small soul within the leaves, curious eye's watching me. Something so little, holds a special place in my heart. Making me really see, what its like to be living.    

Jessie

Jessie

Feb 24th, 2017

Bugsey responded to music he was crawling on my hand, i started singing and he stopped and started grooming himself. I sang a song for him, his eyes jerked to me when i said his name. When I went to put him back he dipped down licking my hand.     My aunt made this.

Jessie

Jessie

Feb 23rd, 2017

The moment you spend almost an hour singing Disney songs and other songs to your praying mantis, whose actually swaying to the music. When you look at yourself  and think, man i really don't have a life XD.

Jessie

Jessie

Bugsey's life, Feb 15th, 2017

So today was the day, I finally got my Praying mantis. He's the most adorable baby praying mantis i have ever seen. I ended up naming him Bugsey. He's still quite skittish but I will work on that. It might take awhile but I am gonna do what i can to earn his trust.   He ended up making an escape route today, haha about gave me a heart attack, he jumped at me. I couldn't find him. Couldn't for half an hour. Then I took the towels down from the shower and gently shook it, out he came. He

Jessie

Jessie

Habitat setup ideas

Hi there so im gonna get some giant Asian mantis and planning to do a jungle setup for and thinking of adding either waterfall or pond or both waterfall and pond but not sure if the praying mantis would be clever enough to avoid it. So jope someone can help

Omarion626

Omarion626

Conocephalus japonicus (Redtenbacher, 1891)

Conocephalus japonicus (Redtenbacher, 1891) ◀male http://serviceapi.nmv.naver.com/flash/convertIframeTag.nhn?vid=A2D3A73E2292FF27930CA1F9C4B3F1CB3996&outKey=V1210419e148657b598c8264feef201e046b6cc303c767f9907b3264feef201e046b6&width=720&height=438 ▲ Sound of 'Conocephalus japonicus' (Click) It sounds 'sik,sik,sik,sik...' Length : male 14-16mm, female 17-22mm I can see them in August-November in Korea.

junchoigo1

junchoigo1

Hello

I'm a Korean insects Lover. http://blog.naver.com/junchoigo1 ▲ this is a Korean Blog. so if you want to see my blog, click it! I'll write more interesting posts in this blog! Thank you ^^

junchoigo1

junchoigo1

MOLTS, LARVAL STAGES, HYBRIDS

I found information online that further explains molts. Here's what was stated: L1 = Develops inside the egg L1/H = Hatches M1/L2 = Has 1st Molt, is at Larval Stage 2 M2/L3 = Has 2nd Molt, is at Larval Stage 3 M3/L4 = Has 3rd Molt, is at Larval Stage 4 M4/L5 = Has 4th Molt, is at Larval Stage 5 M5/L6 = Has 5th Molt, is at Larval Stage 6 M6/L7 = Has 6th Molt, is at Larval Stage 7 M7/L8/Immature Adult = Has 7th Molt, is at Larval Stage 8, is Sexually Immature Mature Adult = Is Fully Grown, is

MantidBro

MantidBro

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