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    Mantises, music (especially jazz / jazz fusion), engineering, technology, memes, Stephen King.

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  1. So, with Mantis Keepers temporarily disabled, who.else is back in here jonesing? 🤣

  2. Mmmmmm!

    Some Dutch treats from a mantis brother!

    Any of this look familiar to you, @Little Mantis😍


  3. Nooooooo. Not for beginners. Beginners always overspray.
  4. Easy to hand feed. Easy keeping too, bc they dont want too much humidity. On the flip side though, beginners tend to overmist and that hurts them more than most.
  5. I hear you might have Mantids for sale.

  6. Someone buy Joey's orchid. What a sweet deal!


  7. All the best in 2020!


  8. how much for the ghosts to be shipped i the gta?

  9. Mantis keeping is exhausting. 😵

    1. Jaywo


      lol, with your numbers... definitely.

    2. hysteresis


      I run out of steam once in a while. Yep.

  10. I see one tiny black spiny baby. Shouldnt they all drop pretty much at once? 

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    2. hysteresis


      Haaaa im so confused now. I dont think our thoughts are synced up. The two ooths you sent are bleph and gongy. The bleph is still cooking. 

      My spiny has produced two oothecae and the first ooth is the one that dropped only one nymph. 

      That was yesterday. Is that all I can expect, or do spinys hatch across days. 

      And yeh, your gongy ooths are "the bomb". Lots of babies. TY. 

    3. Jaywo


      Ah yes, we were on different pages. I think the spinys can drop in a few days.

    4. hysteresis


      @Jaywo cool thanks. I took the lone 'scout' to its own cup for feeding. Maybe we'll have a few more drop. I'll look to the second, and any subsequent ooths for more babies though. I just wouldve expected way more on the first day. None yesterday. :)


  11. Maybe I'm embarrassed to ask. Yet here I am. How long do male adult ghosts live? How long to incubate ghost ooths? 

    1. MantisGirl13


      Male  ghosts live 1-2 months. Ooths incubate for a month.

      - MantisGirl13 

  12. Whatever happened to @Graceface?


    1. Jaywo


      Who is that?

    2. hysteresis


      Forum user in the Pacific NW breeding ghosts and orchids. 

      She was very nice not just to me, but all newcomers. 

      She hasnt posted in a while. Miss her in here. 

    3. MantisGirl13


      I was wondering that too!

      - MantisGirl13 

  13. I must confess: I have killed some mosquitos tonight.

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