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    I still like the Ghost Mantis the best, it's the most wicked looking out of all of em. Mine just molted successfully today, yay!
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    Isn't it about time you started posting some pics of your new mantids Larry? Especially since you have all those good cameras!

    Seriously, I would love to see the ones you've picked up, you got a Deroplatys (dead leaf) species didn't you? Did you ever find out from the seller if it was D. lobata, dessicata or truncata?

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    I didn't want to take pics of the little guys because I thought the flash would freak em out. But my Dead Leaf molted and I took some pics, didn't seem to care about a flash going off in it's face. It's a D. lobata


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    Wow those pics are nice! Is that guy huge or are you great with the camera (or both)? Usually when I go to take a pic of something pretty small like that (or a dew bubble on a sundew in my case), I'd only get the head in focus or just the tail or a leg and the rest is blurry with a macro setting on my camera.

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    This little guy here is about 3/4" though he does look like a giant in the photos
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    That's great Larry! Can you come over this weekend and take pics of my critters?

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    Very cool.

    Mantids are among my favorite bugs. I had to do a search for them for sale after I saw this. Looks like there are some dedicated folks breeding lots of unusual species now. Good to see! When I wanted one as a kid I didn't have access to any captive bred ones. I'd get some now but I think the GF would kill me

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    That's true, I've been desiring the exotic mantid species since seeing them in nature magazines and Dutch terrarium books many years ago but they were never easily obtainable like they are now with the internet.

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