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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:53 pm 
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[04.10.14]

Picked up two 4th instar nymphs I sexed as a pair from Martin. F at the AES. :)

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Female
IMG_0574 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_0576 by darkrai283, on Flickr

Male
IMG_0570 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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[15.10.14]

The female moulted today.

Female moulted to 5th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time she moulted since I got her)

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 5th instar
Male: 4th instar

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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: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:31 pm 
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[17.10.14]

The male moulted today.

Male moulted to 5th instar
Moulting interval: ??? days
(first time he moulted since I got him)

Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 5th instar
Male: 5th instar

[26.10.14]

5th instar female:

IMG_1065 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1063 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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:32 pm 
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[01.11.14]

The female moulted today.

Female moulted to 6th instar
Moulting interval: 17 days


Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 6th instar (Pre-pre-subadult)
Male: 5th instar (Pre-pre-subadult)

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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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:33 pm 
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[04.11.14]

The male moulted today.

Male moulted to 6th instar
Moulting interval: 18 days


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

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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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:35 pm 
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The 6th instar female:

IMG_1328 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1338 by darkrai283, on Flickr
IMG_1343 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: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:36 pm 
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[27.11.14]

The female moulted today.

Female moulted to 7th instar
Moulting interval: 26 days


Current stadium of the two nymphs:
Female: 7th instar (Pre-subadult)
Male: 6th instar (Pre-subadult)

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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: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:16 pm 
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I haven't updated this thread in 4 months. LOL. They are both adults already so I will update this thread with photos and moulting videos tomorrow. ;)

Sneak peak, haha:
IMG_2266 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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