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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:12 pm 
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I'm really looking forward to raising these :D Got a trio 2x male and 1x female as AES on Saturday.
They are a great looking Ghost and have a really funny little dance routine, waving their abdomen and swaying their forelegs side to side its very entertaining lol

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Good luck on breeding them! We need more of this species spread out. :P

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:36 pm 
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Hope so! Not had much luck so far with breeding mantids seem to do better with moths, stick insects and beetles lol.
It would be nice to see more of these around :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:32 am 
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Location: Feeding Carol Vordermann's Horse....
is that as big as they get or are these still to grow?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:14 pm 
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If they're still at the same intar as they were at the AES, I think they still have around 3 more moults to go.

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Current mantis species:
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Heterochaeta orientalis
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:03 am 
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My female just moulted last night 8) so the males may moult in the next few days as they look to be about the same stage in development.




Starting to get more distinct colour variation and patterning.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:56 pm 
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fantastic little mantis. i like his little hat and funny gawky pose.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:23 pm 
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:lol: they do a really funky dance as well. Must see about videoing it and maybe find some suitable music too :hmm: Queens, another one bites the dust springs to mind :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:06 pm 
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The two males have each made it through a moult so all good so far :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:58 pm 
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More piccys :)


Female not sure what instar but going by probability it was 3rd instar when I got her she would be 5th now. As will the males.


Male 1.


Male 2.

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Thought I should catch up with these as its been a while :o I was a bit worried that these were taking there time to mature but they are eating well and moulting fine too, so now they have reached pre-adult, not so long now...
After my last post I discovered that I actually have two females and one male one of the females must have lost part of her "crown" at a early stage before I'd got them which confused matters :roll:

Sub-Adult female 1 crown intact. Scarily similar to Alien Queen!


Sub-Adult female with truncated crown though she's a couple of mm bigger than the other female in body size :?


Nice pattern/colours on abdomen on female 2.


Sub-Adult male.

It was this big..... honest guv! Male in threat pose showing off the inner raptor arm colours nicely, the females are just as good :)

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