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 Post subject: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:32 pm 
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I'm back! :mrgreen:

Got myself some diddy Creobroter gemmatus and a few Deroplatys desiccata to get me back into the breeding of these facinating creatures.

Here's a few pics of a Creobroter at 1st instar. (I think)




Hope everyone is keeping well.


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 Post subject: Re: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Hi kevin, long time no see!

The camera is still going well :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Excellent pictures (as always) :mrgreen: Don't see enough mantids on here anymore so hopefully your pictures tempt a few of the members :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Nice pictures, my camera is so bad..

I'm back with mantis too, same species :D

Edit, I just wanted to say I think yours might be second instar as mine are red and black at first instar

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 Post subject: Re: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Nice pictures, my camera is so bad..

I'm back with mantis too, same species :D

Edit, I just wanted to say I think yours might be second instar as mine are red and black at first instar



I think you are right about that.....Ta

A few have changed again and are a just tiny bit bigger.
Here's one on a pound coin.


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 Post subject: Re: Back with mantis
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 pm 
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they are tiny but a great mantis. you'll love the adult females - very chunky with nice markings. they dont ever want to stop eating, even when fully distended. luckily a few big bluebottles fill them out nicely.

the threat display on these looks cool, with the red hindwings, but unfortunately none of mine did it

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