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  3. Has anyone uses the Panasonic LUMIX FX80 for macro shots?
  4. Can someone create a care sheet for Rhombodera Megaera?? That would be much appreciated!!
  5. So, with Mantis Keepers temporarily disabled, who.else is back in here jonesing? 🤣

  6. So I’ve had an Olympus e-510 for a few years and haven’t used it. Is this a decent camera for macro pics? It’s a 10 megapixel camera. Also any recommendations for lighting
  7. my L3 Cat eye did it for the first time when in their container and briefly moved to another room, which had quite a draft so I dont blame them. The coldness is terrifying.
  8. "Development Rate of growth and factors involved: Even though they are a tropical species, room temperature of 72 F (22 C) degrees does not seem to slow their growth (5 months); however, higher temperatures will likely speed it up. " Hmmm... I don't think Acromantis japonica is tropical. Technically I think they are "subtropical", which means they live in climates that have freezes during winter. Here in Daejeon, South Korea, where I am from it is a temperate climate (I haven't seen any Acromantis when I was there in South Korea, so t
  9. The tenodera sinensis ootheca arrived on January 04, 2021. Since this is my first ootheca of research, this group will be labeled The Satusovum, which in Latin translates to "start egg".
  10. Arrived here on Feb 2nd as an L2. Name is Bambie with an ie. Real curious and sweet.
  11. Really missing taking care of some mantids! Hopefully soon I can get back into it!

    1. hysteresis


      I cant imagine taking a break!

    2. minomantis


      I know! I really only take a break because I love catching bugs from outside and allowing my mantids to have some moments outside. It’s apart of my experience when raising mantids lol!

  12. nice! is that my leg?
  13. one male and one female. careful they are runners. she is lovely and so is your picture.
  14. I love African pinstripes! They remind me of candy canes ☺ do you know how many turkestan roaches are needed to start a colony?
  15. I love her on the little car lol what a cutie 😊
  16. TheWrongCrowd


    The giant rainforest mantis looks so pretty, lovely little dudes ☺
  17. Wow these are amazing photos!
  18. Great photography, the ant one is my fav 😊
  19. Thank you for this information. I successfully bred S. limbata for the first time this year and got 8 oothecas from 1 female and 1 from another. My most prolific female has been with us since May, but she's starting to fade now. Watching her babies hatch has been wonderful!
  20. Hi. I have nymph and ooths of Miomantis. DO you wana exchance for some mantid?

    Reggards and congratulation


  21. Sending good vibes and warm wishes for a beautiful day to my mantis community! I hope all is well!

    1. hysteresis


      Same to you! Hope you're keeping well. I imagine it's a tough time to be in the performing arts!

      Sending good vibes!

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