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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:17 pm 
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A few pictures of the two females I recently got. One is now sub adult the other one is probbly about to moult into sub adult :)
When I first got them they were real hungry so gave them a largish cricket each needless to say the crickets did'nt last long!








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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:15 pm 
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More photos :thumb:


Sub adult Female.


Getting big now.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Some photos of the hansome sub-adult male Graham sent me :thumb:






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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:03 pm 
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A successful moult yay :D


My Male SL has moulted to adult !

Unfortunatly the first of my female SL's to moult decided to moult an inch from the bottom of her enclosure during the night a few days ago, so was in a bad way when I woke and found her all scrunched up and I was not able to save her :mad:
I'll be keeping a close eye on my remaining female needless to say, as she's almost ready to moult, possably in the next week or two.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:28 am 
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Photo of him all dryed out and showing off the beautiful pearly wing covers and eyes 8)


Lateral View.


Dorsal View.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Stunning :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Thanks Brandan :) now I've just got to hope that the female gets to adult!

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:29 pm 
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I would recommend keeping him somewhere very cool to try and prolong his life as you will want to wait a couple of weeks once female is mature to breed them.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I noticed my second female was getting ready to moult this morning so was getting a bit worried that she might missmoult like the other one so was checking her every five minutes :roll:
I need'nt have worried though all went fine so just got to give her a few weeks then try introducing the male to her :wink:


Just finished pumping up her wings.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:58 am 
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Photo of female all dryed out and looking beautiful :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:20 am 
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V.happy this morning my mantis are mating :clap: I had introduced the male about a week ago and he was clearly interested but v.wary of her gradualy over the next few days he creeped closer and closer and last night made a dash for her (I kept both well fed while in together!) I knew he had because I heared a flurry of wings, went to look and saw him grasping her and trying to positon himself while avoiding her graspers :yikes:
She calmed down quite quickly and they joined up and are still joined now.


So now its a feeding frenzy for her to produce an ooth or two I hope. :)

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