What a calling female looks like

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minomantis

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Here are two pictures (Just taken 10:45 9/10/18) of female mantids calling. 

Left: Tenodera sinensis, Chinese mantis  Right: Hierodula Majuscula, Giant Rainforest mantis

There was a chain talking about how you can tell when your female mantis is ready to mate and I figured I'd show pictures of calling females to help.  As you can see the abdomen is dropped slightly and it looks as if she is trying to push something out.  I took these photos in a pitch black room so in a normal circumstance, you wouldn't necessarily see your female mantis calling because they tend to do it in the protection of darkness.  Enjoy!

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Great pictures. I find it hard to get pictures of females calling because as soon as I grab my camera they notice my movements and stop. But you got awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.

 

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Cool pictures! I have a calling female Miomantis, but I have no males :(  I am trying to find her a mate, though!

- MantisGirl13

 

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Great pictures. I find it hard to get pictures of females calling because as soon as I grab my camera they notice my movements and stop. But you got awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you!  I was in pitch darkness so aiming the camera was a little difficult, but thank you!!

 

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