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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:27 pm 
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[10.06.15]

A group shot of the 4th and 5th instars.

IMG_4547 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_4548 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr

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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:31 pm 
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The first of the females to moult to 6th instar (pre-subadult). :) Time to move them into larger containers!

IMG_4714 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
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Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
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Miomantis cf. caffra "Johannesburg"
Phyllocrania paradoxa

Others: Phasmids, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:33 pm 
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A 6th instar female (pre-subadult) nymph.

IMG_4817 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr

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Current mantis species:
Acanthops erosula
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Creobroter nebulosa
Decimiana bolivari
Gongylus gongylodes
Idolomantis diabolica
Heterochaeta orientalis
Hymenopus coronatus
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Phyllocrania paradoxa

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:36 pm 
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A 6th instar (pre-subadult) female nymph eating a wild blue-bottle fly.

IMG_4833 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_4854 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_4851 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:38 pm 
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A group shot of female 6th and 7th instars (pre-sub and subadults).

IMG_5775 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_5777 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:59 pm 
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[01.08.15]

The best way of dealing with rogue flies in the house is to use a mantis. :D I had her resting on the top of a container while I was moving things around and this fly decides to land right in front of her, haha.


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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: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:17 pm 
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One of the females has very swollen wingbuds now which have lifted off the body quite a bit. She should be moulting to adult over the course of the night!

IMG_6667 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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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:18 pm 
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A successful moult to adult in the morning. :)

IMG_6712 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_6715 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:19 pm 
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[15.08.15]

Two adult females with some Phyllium philippinicum nymphs. :) A flower mimic and a leaf mimic together... sweet. :P

IMG_7419 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
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:25 pm 
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[27.08.15]

Photos of an adult female and male.

IMG_8499 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8503 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8489 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8497 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8492 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8490 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:31 pm 
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[22.09.15]

My males passed away before they had a chance to fertilise any of the females so I got this male today from Stefan. E (Drumkitchen on UKMF). Thanks a bunch Stefan! :D

Here are photos from the first mating attempt of this female (feeding on a male Acrophylla wuelfingi's abdomen) with the male. They haven't made a connection yet but the male is making good progress so I hope to see them connected by the morning! :)

IMG_0068 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_0080 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:33 pm 
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[23.09.15]

Following on from last night when the male jumped onto the female's back, they have successfully made a connection so things are looking good for a 2nd generation of this species for me. :D

IMG_8764 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8759 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8761 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_8773 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:36 pm 
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Her 1st ooth 8 days after copulation. :)

IMG_0534 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_0539 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

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:51 pm 
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She laid her 2nd ooth overnight but was very stressed out! It's the first time I've ever seen a H. coronatus' deimatic display in person. :)

IMG_9256 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_9265 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_9231 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_9233 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_9240 by Richard Nakamura, on Flickr
IMG_9243 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

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:24 am 
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i bred a ton of these a few years ago and never saw them do that display once. great pics.

makes me want to get some mandids again. i did much better with them than spiders. my t raising this year has been an epic failure.

keep the updates coming.

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