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CosbyArt last won the day on May 18 2019

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  1. @izbiggs I moved your post to the Photography, Equipment, Tips, Q&A for more responses. Also take a look at the section as many things have been discussed before regarding basic use/tips/etc related to mantids in particular. If you have any specific questions just ask. Overall I'd say get a reversing ring to fit your lens (I commented in your photo topic), get a shutter release, and a decent tripod - that will get you much better results than much else. A cheap camera is a relative point to be sure - I know some members have free phone cameras to well over $10,000 if you include lens/
  2. My mantis has a black spot on both sides od her mouth.

  3. Hey Cosby! Just wanted to let you know that Denise was on last night. 

  4. what species of mantid do you keep?


    1. CosbyArt


      At the moment I have four, Brunneria borealis, Stagmomantis carolina, Tenodera sinensis,  Orthodera novaezealandiae. If your asking though if any are for sale, no what I have are just my pets. ;)

    2. Sphynx016


      its appears you have quite a variety:lol: i have one  brunneria

  5. I'm in the same boat on that as Photobucket sucks with all their ads and slowness anymore making it nearly unusable. One such alternative was Pixabay, but they have disabled hotlinking to images so they will not show on a forum, so it's no longer usable. In that regard if you sign-up somewhere to upload photos be sure it says hotlinking is allowed to save you the time and hassle of another useless host. Also another host, TinyPic, is actually part of Photobucket and has the same problems as the other. A quick search turn up these alternatives, with ImageShack being recommended by man
  6. you have miomamntis paykullii?

  7. Congrats on becoming a moderator, thats awesome!

  8. Dude, Thomas.... congratulations on the promotion to administrator!  

  9. Happy Birthday Denise - hope you have a great one. ;)

  10. hey bro, im lovin' that cartoony mantid avatar lol. i must admit im a little jealous... do they come in Tenodera? ;)

    1. CosbyArt


      Thanks ;) At the moment that is the only one I've made (Stagmomantis carolina, started off with a photo of Susanna). Sweet thing is it's vector art I made in Inkscape - so it can be saved in any size (format from icon to billboard) and look just as sharp. Perhaps when I get some free time I can surprise you with a Tenodera. :D

  11. Happy Birthday - hope you have a great one. ;)

  12. Happy Birthday - hope you have a great one. ;)

  13. Introduction Scientific and common name: Acromantis japonica (Japanese boxer mantis) Physical description/appearance: L1 nymphs are black and look like tiny ants. Their legs have bands of alternating color (black/brown on gray/tan). As they age they develop a light brown color overall, and the top of their thorax and wings turn green. On the sides of their wings a bright green stripe is visible. Adult females are about 1" (2.5 cm) in size, and adult males are about 3/4" (2 cm). Native range: Southeast Asia - China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan Difficulty level: Beginner
  14. Happy Birthday - hope you had a great one. ;)

  15. Happy Birthday - hope you have a great one Tammy. ;)

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