My two Chinese Mantises

Mantidforum

Help Support Mantidforum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

MantisTrainer

Active member
Joined
Sep 4, 2023
Messages
26
Reaction score
7
Location
Portland, OR
Hi everyone!
I feel like I ask a lot of questions on the Health Issues forum. So, I'm going to post something on the more positive side.
These photos are of my male, Wynfir. He's the first mantis I've successfully raised form a hatchling. He's such a trooper, he's been through a lot in his life, and he looks a little bedraggled, but he's still my silly, sweet little weirdling!
1700977581085.png
1700977612970.png

1700977687267.png
1700977728548.png

And then I have my female Tinu who I found outside as a nymph. She is such a delight to have, she likes to climb on my nose and enthusiastically run towards her food!
1700978110772.png
1700978144309.png

1700978167480.png
1700978203994.png

At one point I was considering breeding the two but because of Wynfir's crumpled wings and bent legs, I decided not to because I worry that, should the worst happen and Tinu tries to eat him, he would not be able to get away in time. Either way, they make great pets and friends and I am definitely considering keeping mantises next year!
 
Last edited:
Hi everyone!
I feel like I ask a lot of questions on the Health Issues forum. So, I'm going to post something on the more positive side.
These photos are of my male, Wynfir. He's the first mantis I've successfully raised form a hatchling. He's such a trooper, he's been through a lot in his life, and he looks a little bedraggled, but he's still my silly, sweet little weirdling!
View attachment 21520View attachment 21521
View attachment 21522View attachment 21524
And then I have my female Tinu who I found outside as a nymph. She is such a delight to have, she likes to climb on my nose and enthusiastically run towards her food!
View attachment 21525View attachment 21527
View attachment 21528View attachment 21530
At one point I was considering breeding the two but because of Wynfir's crumpled wings and bent legs, I decided not to because I worry that, should the worst happen and Tinu tries to eat him, he would not be able to get away in time. Either way, they make great pets and friends and I am definitely considering keeping mantises next year!
Nice work!
 
Top