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    That looks like something worth getting into.
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    As long as you're willing to supply flying food, they don't live long on crickets and roaches apparently. I've got a deli cup full of Blue Bottle fly pupae and wood chips in my fridge. You toss a "fly bean" into the tank every day or two and as they warm up a fly hatches from it's cocoon and the mantis get's dinner!

    I went to get a butterfly net to catch small moths later this summer and the store I went to has the butterfly nets and bug houses NEXT TO THE PESTICIDES!
    Didn't buy one of those.... LOL

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    Awesome! I've decided to start raising mantids. Can't decide whether I want these Ghosts or the Orchid Mantis. First I'm gonna order some wingless fruit flies.
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    Get the Ghosts now and buy the Orchids whenever they come up, seems nobody has any Orchid nymphs at the moment.

    I've got an order in for 3 spiny flower mantids (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii "essentially the same as" P. ocellata) getting my nymphs on the 20th.

    Not my pic but what the mature spiny flowers look like:


    Orchid Mantids seem prone to a sort of blackening disease. An old TF member had to do a radical amputation on one of his Orchids this past March who's forearm turned black and the black was spreading for some reason. He seemed to have stopped whatever it was by doing the arm amputation but I'd hate to have to do something like that - of course so did he!

    Here's a place to get housefly and blue bottle fly pupae (bigger meal than fruitflies), put one "fly bean" in the tank every day if you don't wanna hatch them out separately and gut load them, stun them and then put them in the enclosures. keep the beans in the fridge until needed:
    http://www.mantisplace.com/feederinsects.html
    Buy PUPAE not spikes, spikes are maggots! lol

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    Blackie ate his first meal in his new home - He's got a big old butt now.

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    Now THAT is a bug!!

    Wow.
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    Spiny Flowers are similar the Orchids but have a green and orange pattern on a white background instead of pink and orange pattern on white. They may or may not be the same size as Orchids, people are always giving varying size measurements for all the mantids, best to watch you tube and see the various handling videos then you get a better judge of size.

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    Here's a "key" I made to the ghost mantis anatomy for someone on another forum, thought I'd share it here:



    I forgot to label the antennae, very surprised it showed up in the pic, they're always vibrating and twitching them.

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