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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:02 pm 
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I have managed to get three females and one male of this incredible species from Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. It is like a giant Acromantis, with the female being about 2.5"/6.5cm long. The pairs do a great little dance ritual, facing each other, with a lot of arm waving but the females are not the least bit aggressive and the male walks right up to the female, along side her and then jumps on her back!

Yesterday I got my first ootheca, which was a surprising 1.75"/4.5cm long. Today, the second female laid her first ootheca; it is a bit smaller. It still took her several hours.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:41 am 
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Oh great stuff :) I look forward to hearing about these hatching


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Great looking species and ootheca are very similar looking to ghost ooths!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:57 am 
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I hadn't thought of that. I'll try to get a better photo of the ootheca next time. At the end there is a little thin bit that sticks up similar to a Phyllocrania.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:45 am 
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I look forward to hatch pictures more so :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:10 pm 
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Yes me too :) Great looking little species.

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