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Hey! I'll be selling these little guys in the upcoming months. Likely with several freebies/bulk prices. I really just want to keep my females line going so I'll be throwing babies left and right at people if I can.
 

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Agh, looking at my current setup, I think I'm unprepared for so many nymphs. I don't live in a home that would let me breed roaches and I need to invest in a more organized setup. All ooths will be going to @yen_saw if he is kind enough to accept them.
 

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these ooths really appreciate frequent misting, especially when particularly fresh!!
What about mold though? I'll need to ship these ooths with a heat pack, so how will I retain humidity without causing the ooth to mold?
 

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Hey! I'll be selling these little guys in the upcoming months. Likely with several freebies/bulk prices. I really just want to keep my females line going so I'll be throwing babies left and right at people if I can.
howdy im in findlay ohio-
interested in a couple if not cost prohibitive for me
im on lowest tier ssdi income
but could use some new buddies to keep me occupied-have experience with wild collected and hatched ooths of chinese mantis and bred released
same goes for p audax jumpers-wild caught--bred hatched-released
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i know and undertand thse arent releasable
 

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howdy im in findlay ohio-
interested in a couple if not cost prohibitive for me
im on lowest tier ssdi income
but could use some new buddies to keep me occupied-have experience with wild collected and hatched ooths of chinese mantis and bred released
same goes for p audax jumpers-wild caught--bred hatched-released
p.s.
i know and undertand thse arent releasable
You’ll have to go to Yen to actually about the nymphs since I’ve decided to give the ooths to him. Sencha has yet to lay her first egg case, but it should be plenty fertile. These guys take about 2-3 months to hatch out too so it will be a bit. Free mantises usually only happen between friends/those with a friendly business relationship. H. majuscula are fairly common so I doubt they'd be expensive. However, consider that providing a mantis with a safe variety of feeder insects (that are not mealworms or anything with too much fat) will cost money. I pay $20 for bottleflies and crickets about once a month.
 
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You’ll have to go to Yen to actually about the nymphs since I’ve decided to give the ooths to him. Sencha has yet to lay her first egg case, but it should be plenty fertile. These guys take about 2-3 months to hatch out too so it will be a bit. Free mantises usually only happen between friends/those with a friendly business relationship. H. majuscula are fairly common so I doubt they'd be expensive. However, consider that providing a mantis with a safe variety of feeder insects (that are not mealworms or anything with too much fat) will cost money. I pay $20 for bottleflies and crickets about once a month.
AmazingNature can save money on feeders if he were to breed his own crickets: https://www.joshsfrogs.com/timberline-crickets.html

I have bred crickets (Acheta domesticus) in the past by keeping them in a slippery glass aquarium with peat moss for them to lay their eggs in. It wasn't hard. The Banded crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus) that I bought from Josh's frogs recently were harder to keep alive, so I wouldn't get those.

Even better would be a Turkestan roach colony, because they are very low maintenance. All you do is feed them, and they breed in their plastic bin or aquarium. But they breed more slowly than crickets, so it might take a few years to get a good colony going. They are cheapest at Aaron Pauling's website:
https://www.aaronpauling.com/collections/non-climbing-roaches

The Hierodula will eat crickets and roaches fine, but there are species of mantises that are more picky. Ghost mantises seem to need flies because the flies move more. Ghost mantises are not very interested in slower moving insects.

The smaller nymphs of Hierodula will need fruit flies. It can cost a bit of money for the media:

And exelsior for the fruit fly cultures: https://www.joshsfrogs.com/excelsior-bulk-30-lbs.html
The exelsior sucks up the moisture of the media as the fruit fly larvae eat the media, so it is important to have.
 

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AmazingNature can save money on feeders if he were to breed his own crickets: https://www.joshsfrogs.com/timberline-crickets.html

I have bred crickets (Acheta domesticus) in the past by keeping them in a slippery glass aquarium with peat moss for them to lay their eggs in. It wasn't hard. The Banded crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus) that I bought from Josh's frogs recently were harder to keep alive, so I wouldn't get those.
Ghann's cricket farm has the best deal on banded crickets ime
I would stay away from house crickets because of disease issues banded crickets do not have
Even better would be a Turkestan roach colony, because they are very low maintenance. All you do is feed them, and they breed in their plastic bin or aquarium. But they breed more slowly than crickets, so it might take a few years to get a good colony going. They are cheapest at Aaron Pauling's website:
https://www.aaronpauling.com/collections/non-climbing-roaches
roaches breed more rapidly than crickets if kept warm enough. I'm allergic to Turkestan roaches but I have like 8 feeder species. Redhead and lobster roaches are the best ime
The Hierodula will eat crickets and roaches fine, but there are species of mantises that are more picky. Ghost mantises seem to need flies because the flies move more. Ghost mantises are not very interested in slower moving insects.

The smaller nymphs of Hierodula will need fruit flies. It can cost a bit of money for the media:
repashy superfly is my go-to. it's about 43 cents per culture
And exelsior for the fruit fly cultures: https://www.joshsfrogs.com/excelsior-bulk-30-lbs.html
The exelsior sucks up the moisture of the media as the fruit fly larvae eat the media, so it is important to have.
 

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Ghann's cricket farm has the best deal on banded crickets ime
I would stay away from house crickets because of disease issues banded crickets do not have

roaches breed more rapidly than crickets if kept warm enough. I'm allergic to Turkestan roaches but I have like 8 feeder species. Redhead and lobster roaches are the best ime

repashy superfly is my go-to. it's about 43 cents per culture
That's a great deal for Repashy superfly! 43 cents per culture.

I have not actually measured the speed for how fast Red runners breed, but the one time I bred the Acheta domesticus they seemed to breed faster than the red runners. I will have to try those crickets again, and will probably know better how fast they breed. The banded crickets that I tried recently would die off for some reason. It could be that they were missing something in their diet that I didn't provide. They loved to eat white oak leaves though.
 

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Hi looking for a pair of Majuscula! I've tried to contact @yen_saw but he hasn't replied anything yet, so would like to know if you know any information on what's going on with those Majuscula ooths.
Hey! I'll be selling these little guys in the upcoming months. Likely with several freebies/bulk prices. I really just want to keep my females line going so I'll be throwing babies left and right at people if I can.
 

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Hi looking for a pair of Majuscula! I've tried to contact @yen_saw but he hasn't replied anything yet, so would like to know if you know any information on what's going on with those Majuscula ooths.
An ooth has been laid and set to Yen! However, they must first incubate for 2-3 months. It will be a bit before there's any babies.
 

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