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CosbyArt

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  1. I'm very distraught I got my mantids today and the female was dead and the other was very cool and not moving I don't like how they packaged them is this standard I bough a heat pack for them but obviously it wasn't the greatest I'm very upset I feel very bad.:( @CosbyArt 

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      @Lalaland Sorry to hear that, I guess the seller does not offer a LAG (live arrival guarantee). The surviving nymph tarsi and antenna problems should clear up just fine on the next molt, or two depending how much time it last in it's current instar to repair the problems.

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  2. I'm very distraught I got my mantids today and the female was dead and the other was very cool and not moving I don't like how they packaged them is this standard I bough a heat pack for them but obviously it wasn't the greatest I'm very upset I feel very bad.:( @CosbyArt 

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      @Lalaland Sorry to hear you had a shipping problem with your nymphs. You should contact the seller/site as soon as possible for any resolution, most have a 24 hour period after delivery for any help, and will require photos.

      Sadly even in the best shipping setup, warm temperatures, and everything else - the affect from shipping can be rough.

      Even if the other nymph appears dead keep it warm and it may survive. I actually got two Budwing mantids (arasphendale affinis) delivered Thursday and they were in the bottom of the container with drawn up legs and lifeless. After warming up for several hours they are alive and appear to be doing well. They were shipped without a heat pack (new seller error) but survived.

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  3. what species of mantid do you keep?

     

    1. CosbyArt

      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. ;)

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

    1. CosbyArt

      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

  5. I need help changing my profile pic.

  6. I need help changing my profile pic.

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Hover your mouse of the default image on your profile. Over the image a button named Change will appear click it and follow the instructions.

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  7. My deadleaf lobata, Sammy, is finishing up her molt to adulthood and her wings are inflating (what a strange event). :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Yeah it is lol. I've had a few adults but never got to see the inflating until now (I've been photographing the event too).

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  8. My PC hard drive has finally died - I'm using Linux Mint LIVE DVD to access anything like the forum, so forgive me if I'm not around much (what rotten luck lately... only good thing is I was able to pull the files off the Seagate 750GB drive to an external one before the final crash and it quit working at all)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Thanks, yeah it seems to been a rough time for a PC around here lol. At the moment I have it limping by until I get a replacement drive early next month. ;)

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  9. It's been awhile since I've been here last, loosing internet for a month and trying to get caught back up - so hello :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Naah, just fell behind on posts, then lost internet for about a month (got a lot of catching up to do). :)

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  10. It's been awhile since I've been here last, loosing internet for a month and trying to get caught back up - so hello :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Thanks Alex :) How are your Deadleaf mantids? Mine just molted recently and are L8?!? Still no wings

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  11. RIP Platysil... My #1

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      What a shame, sorry to hear it. I imagine it was the mother to my Deadleafs, so she will live on.

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  12. I got some Budwing mantids from agent A today from a trade - so I have 10 species now out of about 2400 ;)

  13. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day! :)

  14. I got two new Griffin mantises from LAME Thursday - I've got quite the speices list going :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Yeah it would be great. I think I'll have to do another well packed shipment to him so I can be "ahead" of him for awhile at least. ;)

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  15. I got two new Griffin mantises from LAME Thursday - I've got quite the speices list going :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Yeah, he had boxes inside boxes inside a flat rate envelope. :D I can say he sure likes to share ;)

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  16. I've got so many mantis nymphs they are up to my ears - but at least I have heat packs on the way so I can share them :D

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      I bet you have (and recently too). Seems one good hatch can do it. :D

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  17. I received my Egyptian Pygmy mantis (Miomantis paykullii) ooths today - excited to hatch them :)

  18. I received my Egyptian Pygmy mantis (Miomantis paykullii) ooths today - excited to hatch them :)

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Can't wait to see, can't find many photos (especially of the face) online

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  19. I received two Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys lobata) nymphs today in the mail!

  20. my male Deroplatys lobata, Derotor, died... :(

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Sorry for your loss. A very interesting species of leaf mantis, as most leaf insects are Phasmids.

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  21. Ten years of the forum Dec. 10, 2014

    1. CosbyArt

      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!

  22. Finally verified! Woohoo!

    1. CosbyArt

      CosbyArt

      Congrats, curious how long did it take to get "verified"?

      I'm still waiting myself since Sunday (my time anyway).. will be surprised this message sends as I can't seem to do anything at all. Never seen a forum verification that wasn't just a e-mail link and the human question test.

      Well if anyone see's this, I've put images of my mantis Susanna at http://s990.photobucket.com/user/CosbyArt/library/Mantis Sure would be happy to be able to talk...

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