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    Ghost mantis

    My male ghostie.




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    WOW, very impressive
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    Very diabolical looking, me likes!

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    Looking good, do I see wing stubs back there? If so just one more molt I think and he'll be "ready".

    Have you any females getting close to adulthood? You can feed the females more and keep them warmer to speed them up a bit and feed the males less and keep em cooler to slow them down a tad.

    The egg case my female ghost laid appears to have expanded a tad since I pulled it from her enclosure and put it in it's own little 4" death cube with a screen lid. Hopefully it will hatch in a couple more weeks (4-6 weeks total incubation supposedly). I have this idea that it was laid on 8-5-2010 or pulled out of her enclosure on that date - I didn't make a label for it even though I thought about it.
    Last edited by swords; 08-21-2010 at 07:17 PM.

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    I took these pics last week. A couple of days ago he molted into an adult. He had complications, his "spine" was all twisted up, had to put him down I have no adults but a couple of nymphs left, should be getting an ooth in about a week from Poland. The first ooth he sent was a dud, he's sending another.
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    One out of two males seems to be weak, I lost one of my mature male ghosts and one of my mature male spiny flowers. They were perfect up until adulthood then they seemed to crash for no discernible reason.

    Keep your fingers crossed for the doctor seuss looking Horsehead grasshoppers (Proscopia scabra) I have a promising lead so if all goes well I will hatch many more than I need. And these are the true horseheads with metallic blue chrome colored males!

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