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    Smile **Update**New Mantid Pics!!

    Well I was feeding my little guy, or not so little any more, and thought I would snag some quick pics

    Here goes, hope you enjoy!!

    Eating


    Wondering why I'm bothering him while he is trying to eat...


    Body Shots



    Thanks!!
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    Very cool! I used to catch mantids all the time and just watch them eat. I love it.
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    Aww, so cute I love mantids.

    This past spring I was at someone's house in their back yard and felt a tickle on my hand - there was a mantis no longer than my pinky nail skittering around on me. I spent like ten minutes moving my hand around - it would keep its eyes glued to my head the whole time. Freaky-cool.

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    I kept a mantid but he died within a month. They are very cool inverts.
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    Very cool! What species is that?

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    I keep trying to take pictures of my Mantids, but they're too small for the camera to focus on them
    Oh and by the way, thanks SlyGecko.. I got 3 of my Orchids from Yen.. altho I still want the Cilnea that you posted awhile back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo~Boo View Post
    I keep trying to take pictures of my Mantids, but they're too small for the camera to focus on them
    Oh and by the way, thanks SlyGecko.. I got 3 of my Orchids from Yen.. altho I still want the Cilnea that you posted awhile back.
    Nice! I hope you enjoy them. Isn't he a good guy to deal with? I assume you got some young'uns, L2's maybe? If so, I would start culturing waxmoths or silkmoths now. When my orchids molted to adult a month ago, they suddenly refused to eat crix and mealies as before. They pretty much only took flying prey. You can PM me about my woes if you want, thats too tangential to this thread I do think the cilnia was my favorite, although he died of unknown causes soon after molting to adult. Good luck with your mantids cml and mooboo

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    Great photos, Christa! They look like they'd be a lot of fun.
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    Thanks everyone

    I don't know the species on him because he was just hatched out of some native species we caught and had them lay some egg sacs for us.
    I really enjoy him, and wish I could get my hands on some more exotic species. Alas why does all the cool stuff have to be illegal?
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    Christa very nice!

    Great photos also nice and focused.


    Are they hard to take care of?

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