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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:47 am 
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Just got a stunning pair of these from AES on Saturday :D The male loves to pose for the camara but the female is a bit more shy :lol:


Sub adult female.



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Sub adult male.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:21 am 
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Love these always sell well too, I made a lot of money breeding these which helps to buy new species !

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I'm not surprised they are so popular Brandan they look amazing! Every time I see them for sale they are sold out and I've been disappointed :(
I've read that they're not too difficult to breed so with a bit of luck........

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Noticed the female was getting ready to moult last night and was a good distance from the bottom of her enclosure so left her to it.
Found it hard to leave her and go to bed :lol: as I like to watch them moulting!
Anyway got up to find a perfect adult drying herself :thumb:






Having a wash :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:14 am 
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I find they prefer flying insects as prey items. This species.

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They do look fantastic, particularly the female you have! I've never watched a mantis shed before, I bet that is something to see! I've always found the skins on the floor and the mantis drying out on a branch


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Ryelle wrote:
They do look fantastic, particularly the female you have! I've never watched a mantis shed before, I bet that is something to see! I've always found the skins on the floor and the mantis drying out on a branch


Behold!



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Mr Bee wrote:
Ryelle wrote:
They do look fantastic, particularly the female you have! I've never watched a mantis shed before, I bet that is something to see! I've always found the skins on the floor and the mantis drying out on a branch


Behold!





Thank you VERY much! I enjoyed that. The final shot is amazing.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:46 am 
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Ryelle wrote:
Mr Bee wrote:
Ryelle wrote:
They do look fantastic, particularly the female you have! I've never watched a mantis shed before, I bet that is something to see! I've always found the skins on the floor and the mantis drying out on a branch


Behold!





Thank you VERY much! I enjoyed that. The final shot is amazing.



No problem.

It can be a disaster if they fall mind you.

Most tend to die unless you catch it fast enough and try to reaffix it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:29 am 
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My sub male decided to moult while I was cooking Christmas dinner! So it was a good thing he managed it all ok :D
The female has got a nice big abdomen now, so I'll give the male a chance to mature a couple of weeks and see if I'll get a mating 8)


Looking good!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:51 am 
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A few more photos for you of the adult male :)






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Oooh he looks great!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:43 am 
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Shikaboom wrote:
Oooh he looks great!

Thanks Shikaboom :)

Update! Placed the male in with the female on Tuesday and they got it together last night Yay! so with a bit of luck I'll have an ooth or two in a few weeks 8)
Didn't get to photograph them in the act as I didn't want to disturb them but did get a piccy of them together this morning and he's showing no signs of releasing his grip on her!


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Woot! Keep the updates coming. These are so lovely.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:55 am 
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Eeeek!!!!!! She must have been fit to burst and couldn't wait to lay! As she was laying an ooth first thing this morning and has only just finished as I write this post :o
I did a bit of film on my ipad but haven't a clue how to edit it or put it on here so any help would be great!
Some photos for you :)


Laying the ooth, quite an intricate process and took aprox 1hr to complete!


Finished! She still looks quite fat so there may be a few more in there. I'll rest the male and see if I can get them together again next weekend 8)

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Haha, that was quick!

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I did a bit of film on my ipad but haven't a clue how to edit it or put it on here so any help would be great!


If you have a youtube account, you can download 'Youtube Capture' on your iPad to upload videos to your account and then you could embed it into a post on here.

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Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
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Ok! Here is the results of my YouTube adventure :o hope it shows up ok, so this is the link to my first attempt at film!
http://youtu.be/PQafmoeyMs0

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Second Ooth :kp:


A bit bigger than the last one approx 1.5 inches in length. I've kept the two of them together in a larger enclosure as they don't seem to mind as long as there's plenty of food buzzing about 8)

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Congrats!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Thanks Darkrai283, it might be my imagination but the first one she laid looks like its swelling slightly so there may be the patter of tiny feet soon!
I ordered a batch of flightless fruit fly last week so should have a good supply by the time the ooth hatches 8)

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