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  1. Introduction Galanthias amoena, African flower mantis This small species nearly reaches 3cm long. It has a very long, skinny thorax. It is dull green with a whitish abdomen. Halfway down the back of the abdomen is a black stripe, not unlike Pseudoharpax virescens. The wings are a light green. Males are skinnier than females. Found in central Africa Difficulty level: beginner Development Nymphs take a while (up to 3 weeks) to molt to L2, however subsequent instars seem shorter (8-10 days). Feeding frequency is more of a factor than temperature. Adulthood can be rea
  2. What is the best way to make Hierodula adult females lay oothecae? And do you know what those black markings are?


  3. I would like to post in mantis for sale wanted etc. I do not see a link to create new post and i did introduce myself

  4. Miomantis binotata Giglio-Tos 1911 (Submitted by Mantis Monarch, photos by Mantis Monarch) Introduction Common name: African Pinstripe Mantis, comes from the adult female's white stripes on their green wings. Also may be named that because as nymphs they have red pinstripes running down their abdomen and across knees that widen and double as they get older. Physical description: mostly green with red and white accents. Brown color morphs exist but even brown adult females have green wings. L1 black, L2 pale green w/ white and red banded legs, L3 5/16" same but ga
  5. Can people who aren't moderators see your posts on the moderator forum on your activity page?

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  7. Introduction Hymenopus coronatus, Orchid Mantis The nymphs are spectacular mimics of orchid flowers and look very much like a tiny version of the popular moth orchid flowers seen at various stores. Southeast Asia, most common stock from Malaysia. Difficulty level: intermediate Development Molts take place about every three weeks until the ultimate molt which can take twice as long. Hatchlings are red and black and may mimic certain assassin bugs. Later instars to adult are white to pink. Adults live from three to six months, rarely much lo
  8. Ten years of the forum Dec. 10, 2014

    1. CosbyArt


      Congratulations, that is quite a feat! Especially as many people abandon most hobbies themselves after a year or two - much less help others in the hobby for that period of time too. Well done sir!

  9. I think templates in caresheets tend to force a bit of untested, untrue info such as Temps 27F daytime, 20F nighttime Humidity 45-55% I understand some people prefer the illusion of false facts to the reality of factual husbandry parameters. Rick: "this is a cool mantis" is subjective but "people keep this mantis because....." is not subjective most of the time unless it ends with your first statement.
  10. I was thinking each thread would be somewhat like the consolidated species threads but without banter and off topic chat so there wouldn't be so much junk to sift through but would still represent varying experiences of successful breeders. Also, hopefully there would be minimal debate. Each person may have their own opinion on the optimal prey, temperature, and humidity and not have the entire picture.
  11. If a caresheet or update contains major grammatical, punctuation, and capitalization errors it will likely be deleted rather than fixed.
  12. Personal experience is welcome but there should be zero discussion beyond that necessary for a caresheet. It may be a little difficult to quantify banter but all threads will be locked and submissions will have to be sent by PM if it proves too difficult.
  13. The idea here is to offer species specific information for every mantis in culture that can be searched without having to wade through mounds of banter. Each species will have one thread. If a new thread is made for a species already listed it will be deleted without prejudice as soon as it is noticed. Modifications and additions to present caresheets are very welcome but DO NOT post discussion or comments. Warn points will be assigned for any unrelated discussion. PLEASE do not make it necessary to lock every thread. Limited photos are welcome. Please only post your own experiences. Please do
  14. Deroplatys desiccata (Giant Deadleaf Mantis) Introduction: As the common name denotes, D. desiccata seems to disappear among a pile of dead leaves. Deroplatys may not be the most extravagant of the deadleaf mimics, but they are the biggest and possess the most intimidating threat displays. This species grows much larger than other Deroplatys that have been kept thus far though some stocks or specimens may average small. Adults are bulky and can exceed three inches in length.(Orin) Development: Females live up to a year following maturity.(Orin) The adult molt can be da
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