She was one of my two first mantids. Ever since I haven't gone a single day without owning one. Whenever they were ready to die, I always had replacements. So that's 3 years of mantidom. My first ones I got on my birthday (May 19th) when I was turning 19. I'm turning 22 this year. I think this will be a life-long hobby, keeping mantids. I want to own as many different species as possible!