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So what mantis species do you already have for this event?
I have S. floridensis, S. carolina, S. californica, G. grisea, B. borealis. Should have no trouble finding Tenodera. Have an I. oratoria lined up. Still hoping to get unicorns and any ground mantis.

Dinner would be nice, not sure I can do it though. I will have to tear down my display at five and get the bugs home which is an hour away.

 

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Let me know if you don't find a unicorn when it gets a little closer. Also, I can send a couple invert mags or/and copy of Keeping Aliens if you're doing a raffle.

 

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Money concerns will keep me away this year but this seems like an event that will definitely go on my "things to do places to see" list in the near future.

13 hour trip and 200+ in gas one way is out of the question for now. Maybe Amtrak or greyhound. I can bring along a copy of Orin's new Mantis book to pass the time.

 

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Let me know if you don't find a unicorn when it gets a little closer. Also, I can send a couple invert mags or/and copy of Keeping Aliens if you're doing a raffle.
Will do. I have decided to raffle off a 'praying mantis kit' I found online. It's cheesy but to a kid probably a cool thing. Your Keeping Aliens book would make a nice addition to that if you can spare one. Thanks!

 

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As an extra item? I think raffles are more fun if there are multiple winners. I know sometimes people throw everything into one pile for a single winner and I am curious why they wouldn't prefer to allow multiple winners (except in the case of a tank and stand or matching items that go together).

 

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In my humble opinion I think a great book like that with a starter kit is awesome. Maybe donate two and raffle one off on its own? I would like to donate a simple mixed media keepsake box that I created if you would like, if not that is ok too ;)

Mantis themed of course

 
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As an extra item? I think raffles are more fun if there are multiple winners. I know sometimes people throw everything into one pile for a single winner and I am curious why they wouldn't prefer to allow multiple winners (except in the case of a tank and stand or matching items that go together).
That is something I had not considered. I was thinking since the book covered care it would go good with the mantis kit. The raffle was my wife's idea and I haven't thought about it in the past.

 

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Nice nice. I wish I was able to hang out with you guys, just simply don't have the time.
I know how crazy this event is. I usually only stay for a few hours anyway. My friend really is not into all the bug stuff, so i don't want to torture him for to long. :rolleyes:

 

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I'm flying one way down Saturday am so I should get there about 1300 I am thinking after I deplane, grab a rental and/or shuttle and check into the hotel. I think that will give me enough time to poke around and take some pics. If anyone wants to meet up PM me and I will give you my phone number. I don't have to worry about pesky friends that don't appreciate bugs as much as I do *grin

 

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I know how crazy this event is. I usually only stay for a few hours anyway. My friend really is not into all the bug stuff, so i don't want to torture him for to long. :rolleyes:
Yeah he always looks super bored and only tolerates it because he must be a good friend haha.

devetaki9, it is going to be really busy when you get there. Be sure to look at the museums website for parking info. They close a lot of streets off downtown for this thing. I'll update this thread with my booth location as soon as I know it so you can come find me before I tear down at 5.

 

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I'm flying one way down Saturday am so I should get there about 1300 I am thinking after I deplane, grab a rental and/or shuttle and check into the hotel. I think that will give me enough time to poke around and take some pics. If anyone wants to meet up PM me and I will give you my phone number. I don't have to worry about pesky friends that don't appreciate bugs as much as I do *grin
I don't know exactly what time i should be at bugfest? I will be arriving Friday night, so i'm sure there will be a lot of drinking going on Friday. :shifty: :clown: :lol: So PM me with your # or vise versa.

My friend does actually have a lot in common with me, like checking out parks, fishing, beer, and women. He does not mind going to the Bugfest, but to make it a whole day thing is a bit much for him i think. I think he was upset last year they did not do the insect cafe. He was looking foward to eating a bunch of cooked bugs. :lol:

 

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Maybe I will look into a Friday night flight ;) just gotta find a cheap enough hotel, doing this little excursion on a budget :)

 
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I don't know exactly what time i should be at bugfest? I will be arriving Friday night, so i'm sure there will be a lot of drinking going on Friday. :shifty: :clown: :lol: So PM me with your # or vise versa.

My friend does actually have a lot in common with me, like checking out parks, fishing, beer, and women. He does not mind going to the Bugfest, but to make it a whole day thing is a bit much for him i think. I think he was upset last year they did not do the insect cafe. He was looking foward to eating a bunch of cooked bugs. :lol:
Yeah I always want to check that out but never get the chance. Even for me a whole day is a bit much but at least I can hide behind a table all day and not deal with the crowds.

 

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Yeah I always want to check that out but never get the chance. Even for me a whole day is a bit much but at least I can hide behind a table all day and not deal with the crowds.
You got to check out the cafe. They had all sorts of buggy goodness. If you want i can hold down the fort for you so you could look around? I know you are not into much of the other bugs, but there are some very cool tables. I was explaining to my friend what insects were at each table. I had about three different tables tell me maybe i should be hosting the table. :lol:

 

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