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    Hmm, it hasn't tried to fly. It prefers to climb around, very cute xD Also I did some googling, some sites said to count some segments on the abdomen. I counted six. Some site said female has 6 and another site said the male has six.


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    So the fun begins! Fatten it up and lets see how big it's abdomen gets, if it gets huge, it's probably a female. It does look like a female, and you said it had 6 segments, so most likely a female. Males are more slender and have more segments. Remove the crickets she doesn't eat, crickets can bite and kill your mantis, though that rarely happens.
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    One in each hand- wicked!! She knows how to eat!! haha

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    Yea I know! I kinda lost count, but she ate all the crickets I left in there. I bought her 15 crickets, but I think the girl who got me the crickets didn't really count them all. Cuz I ordered 5 large and there was more than 5 large crickets, and 10 small, but I think there were more than 10 smalls ones too.

    Must have been hungry or something!!

    I think it might be an Green European Praying Mantis, http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05510.html

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    Fantastic! Enjoy the little guy (or girl) while you can. Maybe you'll decide to get some young nymphs and raise them up. The ghost mantid females live the longest up to 14 months if you want a "long lived mantis".

    I don't have anything for my mantids to drink from I just mist into their terrarium once every day, they lick the mist off their arms and if they're really thirsty they will lick the plant leaves but mainly they only do that on very hot days.


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    Love the new avatar Larry but if Prop 19 passes CA will have a whole lot more citizens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden Marel View Post

    Must have been hungry or something!!

    I think it might be an Green European Praying Mantis, http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05510.html
    European mantis are easy to distinguish, just look for the "eyespots" on it's arms


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    The more people buying, the more taxes we collect, it's a win win. We just need to get it passed.
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    Well she does have black spots on each of her arm pits, but they are fully black!

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    AWESOME AND WICKED . I decided to start my collection all over.

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