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Okoboji22

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ONE OF MY NYMPHS HAS ESCAPED! Where would be the places I should look! I really care about this mantis and I don't want to let him stay lost!

 
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I lay down on the floor if all else fails and look up, they always go up and then hang upside down, could be a shelf, light fixture, lamp, anything they can hang on and

usually in the am u will see them easily as they dont hide.

 

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Indeed it will likely be on underneath side of any nearby objects. I find using a flashlight helps them stand out better, and look at the shadows as that can help find it in tight spaces.

I had a loose ooth hatch on my desk once, and I spent hours collecting about 70 nymphs. The point is I continued to find a few loose ones for about four days, if you are unable to find the nymph keep looking as it will turn up.

 

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he escaped while I was at school because someone left his cage open. The doors were also open so he could be anywhere! Any suggestions about looking through a whole house instead of just one room?

 

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Indeed it will likely be on underneath side of any nearby objects. I find using a flashlight helps them stand out better, and look at the shadows as that can help find it in tight spaces.

I had a loose ooth hatch on my desk once, and I spent hours collecting about 70 nymphs. The point is I continued to find a few loose ones for about four days, if you are unable to find the nymph keep looking as it will turn up.
Hilarious!!

 

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Don't let anyone use the vacuum cleaner !!! :eek:
Your right mantids hate vacuum cleaners and will probably leave the house.....JK JK JK(Andy Dwire logic if you watch parks and rec. You would understand ) they will get sucked up in the cleaner and die so good advice 

 

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I left the cage door open to one of my nymph tanks and had about 10 runaways! (4 recovered so far!) so I'm hunting lost mantises too

 

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Just wondering if it was ever found?

I leave on light on in each room... some times they go to the light...

 

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Sadly I never did find twister (named because of a kink in his abdomen since l2). I did every strategy you go told me but I never did find him.  :(

 

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