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Summerbug

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I just caught a wild Chinese mantis a couple of days ago and notice a very fishy, strong smell. Oddly, she has a good appetite but does not pass any poop (frass). I've had her for 2 days. I feed her only small amounts. I notice the areas between her segments (on the abdomen) appear black. So does her ovipositor. Has anyone seen this before and is there something I can do? Will she live? What should I feed her? She is in "good spirits" and does not appear to be suffering yet. She has a very strong smell that is overwhelming. It is early in the season to by dying of old age. If a photo would help, I'll send one. Thanks for having this forum and for any feedback.
 

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