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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:36 pm 
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[04.10.14]

Picked up a pair of these at the AES from Arthropodia.

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 6th instar (Pre-subadult)
Male: 3rd instar (Pre-pre-subadult)

Pics
IMG_0558 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0566 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0564 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0569 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0568 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: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:44 pm 
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The female turned pink 2 days after I got her... in a plain container. The only thing I can think of that triggered this is the light... :)

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IMG_0693 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0668 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0666 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0701 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0679 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: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:51 pm 
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[13.10.14]

The male moulted today.

Male moulted to 4th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time he moulted since I got him)

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 6th instar (Pre-subadult)
Male: 4th instar (Pre-subadult)

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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: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:52 pm 
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[14.10.14]

The female moulted today.

Female moulted to 7th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time she moulted since I got her)

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 7th instar (Subadult)
Male: 4th instar (Pre-subadult)

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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: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:21 am 
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[26.10.14]

Just some photos of the f&m.
I love it when the females get their body so flat on surfaces when spooked... and I was pretty amazed at how the escaped bluebottle flew straight into the arms of the pre-sub male while taking the pics. Whoa lol.

Female
IMG_1082 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1091 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1090 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Male
IMG_1035 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1042 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1136 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: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:22 am 
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[28.10.14]

The male moulted today.

Male moulted to 5th instar
Moulting interval: 15 days


Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 7th instar (Subadult)
Male: 5th instar (Subadult)

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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 Nov 13, 2014 12:45 pm 
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thanks for doing these diaries. great stuff. you've captured the poses they make brilliantly

makes me want to get orchid mantises again. i used to have a nice little culture going but they were killed off in that really cold winter a few years ago but i managed to sell many lots of nymphs to other people so wasnt a complete loss.

did you see the david attenborough program a few weeks ago. it had quite a long sequence about orchid mantids. first it showed a really great close up of a hatching ooth, where you could clearly see the wormy pre nymphs shedding into proper nymphs. and tthen it showed the awesome baby nymphs running about. all very nicely done. had a nice touch at the end ...the baby got munched by a nearly full grown nympth after evading a jumping spider !!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:34 pm 
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The female moulted today.

Female moulted to 8th instar
Moulting interval: 26 days


Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 8th instar (Adult)
Male: 5th instar (Subadult)

1466259_989539687739551_5961087040896899166_n by darkrai283, on Flickr
10734091_989539711072882_2794698714941310362_n by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1242 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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Portrait shot of the female:

IMG_1299 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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:15 pm 
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The male moulted today just before I went to sleep.

Male moulted to 6th instar
Moulting interval: 24 days


Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 8th instar (Adult)
Male: 6th instar (Adult)


Male:
10363975_997525373607649_6520193719173721241_n by darkrai283, on Flickr
10603207_997525386940981_5148445677107827934_n by darkrai283, on Flickr
10734258_997525480274305_592429887863951969_n by darkrai283, on Flickr
1908453_997525420274311_1639197579978490547_n by darkrai283, on Flickr


Now that the female has fully coloured up:
IMG_1394 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1420 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1422 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1438 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1432 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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:23 pm 
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agrius wrote:
thanks for doing these diaries. great stuff. you've captured the poses they make brilliantly

makes me want to get orchid mantises again. i used to have a nice little culture going but they were killed off in that really cold winter a few years ago but i managed to sell many lots of nymphs to other people so wasnt a complete loss.

did you see the david attenborough program a few weeks ago. it had quite a long sequence about orchid mantids. first it showed a really great close up of a hatching ooth, where you could clearly see the wormy pre nymphs shedding into proper nymphs. and tthen it showed the awesome baby nymphs running about. all very nicely done. had a nice touch at the end ...the baby got munched by a nearly full grown nympth after evading a jumping spider !!


Thanks. :)

Yeah, Rob Byatt provided everything with the help of a few members on the UKmantisforum. I loved the chase. :laugh:

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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: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:59 pm 
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The female is 78mm from head to wingtip.

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IMG_1454 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: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:16 pm 
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Witnessed the female calling for the first time just before going to bed; 33 days since her adult moult.

[14.12.14]

At 23:00, I decided to introduce the male to the female by placing him on my finger. He jumped on after 5 mins and started drumming on her back. I witnessed one attempt to connect where the male couldn't reach but the female started calling again so I will leave them in a large Phasmid enclosure overnight.

Fingers crossed. :)

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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: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:21 pm 
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Success. :)

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IMG_1638 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1634b by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1635 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: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 am 
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Well done Richard!

Congratulations! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Congratulations, how you manage to breed your mantis with such success makes me so envious!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:59 pm 
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Ain't he cute?

IMG_1752 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: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:09 am 
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The female laid the her first ooth today. :)

Ootheca log:
Ooth no.1: [23.12.14], 44 days after adult moult

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: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:11 am 
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[02.01.14]

New year portrait.

IMG_2187 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: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:04 am 
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My invert interests are fairly limited; I only care for phasmids, but I must say, this is one gorgeous species!

I wouldnt mind trying my luck with them in the future.

And of course you took some great shots to show off a gorgeous species, well done!

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[23.12.15]

Another pic of her first ooth which I forgot to include in one of the previous posts. Here are also two pics of the male eating a BBF while still on the female's back.

IMG_0195 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0202 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0204 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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Duplicate post.

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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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She laid her second ooth today... with the male STILL on her back. :) He still has not gotten off since he first mounted and connected with her. I have also witnessed him mate a couple of times since the last ooth as laid as well.



IMG_0530 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0531 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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They make a lovely trio... LOL

IMG_0616 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: Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:00 pm 
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! It's so ironic that this had to happen on this special day. xD

The male is now a goner... but he lasted for 85 DAYS (almost 3 months) on the female's back without getting off once since he first mated with her. He was a dedicated lad. :D

IMG_0953 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0955 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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The female flapping her wings.


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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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Here she is with her freshly laid 3rd ooth.

IMG_1378 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1397 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: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:10 pm 
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The first ooth hatched after 90 days in incubation at cool temperatures around 19-22C. About a fifth of the ooth didn't hatch but I still got a whopping 98 nymphs! Very happy and surprised considering this was the first ooth... which usually has lower hatch rates than others laid subsequently.

IMG_3118 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_3123 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_3115 by Darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_3122 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: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:13 pm 
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Westley Price wrote:
My invert interests are fairly limited; I only care for phasmids, but I must say, this is one gorgeous species!

I wouldnt mind trying my luck with them in the future.

And of course you took some great shots to show off a gorgeous species, well done!


Thank you WP. :)

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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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Congratulations for the success Richard!

Very colourful species from the hatch to the adult. It is a pleasure to the eyes!


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Fantastic result! well done 8) they look so good in there red and black combo :)

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Glad to see more people being successful with these, they seem much more stable now

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[17.04.15]

IMG_3491 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_3485 by Richard Nakamura, 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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[29.04.15]

A group shot of the nymphs.

IMG_3131 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_3133 by Richard Nakamura, 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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[03.06.15]

IMG_4292 by Richard Nakamura, 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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