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Thread: The Ghost Mantid ooth begins to hatch!

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    I'm just disappointed I didn't get an ooth or two out of them.

    Honestly, the only thing I can afford from Rebbecca is BB flies! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunkyhunks View Post
    I always incubated my ootheca in the 32oz cups you can get from Rebecca. I fold up a paper towel and put it in the bottom, make sure its plenty moist, then add a heat source underneath. I hatched many ootheca on top of a cup warmer - although, I had to add a buffer zone, since it was too hot to place the cup directly on it. The sides of the cup should look just a little foggy, but if there's droplets forming, or if the condensation looks heavy, its probably too wet. 80-85F is typically going to be the best temperature. Hatching ootheca is pretty straight-forward, it seems the less you fret about them the better off they are. I once had a shipment of a dozen wahlbergii ootheca arrive from Africa in the middle of winter in a thin paper envelope broken into pieces. I tossed them into a plastic cup, thinking them gone for, only to find nymphs running everywhere a few days later.

    I'm finally getting back into mantids again after quite some time. Ten gongys and a pair of brunneriana should be at my doorstep in around two weeks. You can find me on MF under the username Andrew.
    So you also getting your violins from Yen.
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    Yessir. I feel ridiculously lucky, I've been in the hobby for several years and have never been able to get my hands on any. Idolomantis was easier to get than those, lol. Nearly added some sibylla to the order, but, well...its got to stop somewhere, lol.
    Yeah, Rebecca has needed to work on her pricing structure for quite some time. Not very competitive, don't know where she pulls those numbers from. @_@;

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    I think Rebecca's prices may be built on the accessability of the information. You don't have to ASK her what she has, and how much...it's right there for you.

    You pay a little extra for convenience!

    With Yen, you get much better prices...but it's a bit of a scavenger hunt.

    Both breeders turn out top-notch mantids!

    If you can get stuff from Brian A, or Ismart, they have great stuff, too.

    I have Acontista multicor, purple boxers (don't know the latin name) and ghosts from Brian A., and D. bolivari adult pair and H. multispina ooth from Ismart. Can't wait for the latter to hatch!
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    Rebecca's prices are a bit high and I can't figure out if they prices are for nymphs or adults. Yen has good prices, sends good stuff. Brian A. I've have difficulty with. He's got great prices, but I'll avoid dealing with him due to past experience.
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    Turns out I'm getting a bunch of little violins as well! The subadult female mismolted at the last moment D: .
    My ghosts are getting big, fast. Female hit L5 the other day.... wow. She's almost blue! When they molt you really see the difference in size.
    Yen's stuff is great, he gives 110% all the time. (well, he gave me 6 ghosts instead of 5, so I guess that's 120%.)
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    Man, everybody's getting the bug...! We're gonna have to have the first annual TF mantid show (thread) pretty soon where we all show our critters and their enclosures

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Man, everybody's getting the bug...! We're gonna have to have the first annual TF mantid show (thread) pretty soon where we all show our critters and their enclosures
    That's a fantastic idea!
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