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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:15 pm 
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[17.08.14]

I accidentally bought 2 pairs at the Kempton Park Reptile Show today! One small pair off Graham. S and another subadult pair off Martin. G! Grrrrrrr...

Anyway, I gave the smaller pair to my brother...

Female:
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

Male:
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:19 pm 
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[20.08.14]

Some clearer photos of the subadult female taken on the iPad.
Also, here's a video of them.

Pics
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

The younger pair
Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Subadult female eating a crane-fly
IMG_9224 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9226 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Pics of the male and female (some harsh in-built flash :p )
IMG_9483 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9467 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9474 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9454 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Plus some cheeky pics :p
IMG_9314 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9316 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:27 pm 
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[29.08.14]

Well, the male should moult soon as his wingbuds are plump and you can see the inside of his 'crown' starting to come away from the 'skin' when there's a light source behind him.

General pic:
IMG_9603 by darkrai283, on Flickr

'Crown' pics:
IMG_9591 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9582 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9579 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Wingbud pic
IMG_9596 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:37 pm 
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[01.09.14]

Male moulted to adult tonight.

Male moulted to ???th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time he moulted since I got him)

Current stadia of the two nymphs:
Female: ???th instar (Subadult)
Male: ???th instar (Adult)

Moulting pics:
IMG_9688 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9699 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9703 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9715 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Wing inflating
IMG_9729 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9741 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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Last edited by Darkrai283 on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:56 pm 
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[02.09.14]

His wings have settled and now have a little more colour.

Pics
IMG_9745 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9750 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_9759 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

Facebook page- "Richard's Inverts"


Last edited by Darkrai283 on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:04 pm 
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The female moulted to adult today. :)

Female moulted to ???th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time she moulted since I got her)

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: ???th instar (Adult)
Male: ???th instar (Adult)

Pics
https://flic.kr/p/oS58Uo by darkrai283, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/p7wVBL by darkrai283, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/p9inyB by darkrai283, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/p9isp8 by darkrai283, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/p9yWwe by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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Last edited by Darkrai283 on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:08 pm 
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[13.09.14]

The female is green now... :D

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Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

Facebook page- "Richard's Inverts"


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:10 pm 
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[20.09.14]

Better pics of the female.

Pics:
IMG_0106 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0078 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0079 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0090 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0100 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0099 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Male
IMG_0116 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:18 pm 
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[22.09.14]

First successful connection! :clap:

Mating log:
1st: [22.09.14], 14 days after adult moult

Untitled by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:23 pm 
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[26.09.14]

First ooth laid by the female today. :)

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult

Pic
IMG_0289 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

Facebook page- "Richard's Inverts"


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:26 pm 
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2nd ooth laid today.
Timelapse video of her laying the ooth

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days

Pic
IMG_0396 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

Facebook page- "Richard's Inverts"


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:41 pm 
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3rd ooth laid today.

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days
Ooth no.3: [07.10.14], interval from last- 5 days

Pic
IMG_0630 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Timelapse video:

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:46 pm 
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[15.10.14]

4th ooth laid today.

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days
Ooth no.3: [07.10.14], interval from last- 5 days
Ooth no.4: [15.10.14], interval from last- 8 days

Pics
IMG_0749 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0756 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0759 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0755 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0762 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:47 pm 
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[23.10.14]

5th ooth laid today.

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days
Ooth no.3: [07.10.14], interval from last- 5 days
Ooth no.4: [15.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.5: [23.10.14], interval from last- 8 days

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:48 pm 
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[31.10.14]

6th ooth laid today.

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days
Ooth no.3: [07.10.14], interval from last- 5 days
Ooth no.4: [15.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.5: [23.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.6: [31.10.14], interval from last- 8 days

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:51 pm 
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1st ooth hatched today

Hatch log:
Ooth no.1: [04.11.14], 20 hatchlings, 39 days of incubation

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:52 pm 
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[16.11.14]

7th ooth laid today.

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [26.09.14], 18 days after adult moult
Ooth no.2: [02.10.14], interval from last- 6 days
Ooth no.3: [07.10.14], interval from last- 5 days
Ooth no.4: [15.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.5: [23.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.6: [31.10.14], interval from last- 8 days
Ooth no.7: [16.11.14], interval from last- 16 days

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:54 pm 
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[21.11.14]

Ooth no. 3 hatched today

Hatch log:
Ooth no.1: [04.11.14], 20 hatchlings, 39 days of incubation
Ooth no.2: UNKNOWN- sold/traded
Ooth no.3: [21.11.14], 45 hatchlings, 45 days of incubation

Pics:
IMG_1381 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1382 by darkrai283, on Flickr

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Richard.

Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
Blepharopsis mendica
Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Are you selling any of these? I had a pair a while back, but the female died pretty soon after purchasing so never had a chance to breed. Such a bbeautiful species


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