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    Swords ~ What are you feeding them / Flies moths etc.???
    They only go for flying pray right???

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    I used to only feed them blue bottle flies but for the past month or so I've switched to adult crickets and they seem to be doing fine with them, they are definitely a bigger meal than a few flies. In spring/summer/fall wild moths are really enjoyed by the mantids. I tried pupating the wax worms from the pet shop into wax moths but those moths don't move and attract the mantids attention. The Violins don't seem to actively stalk prey but if you have enough plants and twigs in the vivarium the crickets will eventually make their way into a position of being caught and eaten.

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    Haha, dethcheez, those were my babies. Celeste gave me her female and I mated it with my male. I gave her half of the hatchlings. Be sure to keep them very humid, otherwise they'll have molting issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry View Post
    Haha, dethcheez, those were my babies. Celeste gave me her female and I mated it with my male. I gave her half of the hatchlings. Be sure to keep them very humid, otherwise they'll have molting issues.
    Cool...
    Small World / LOL

    They're properly maintained
    I've raised them & several other types of mantids in the past
    Thanx for the heads up though

    Haven't bothered trying to sex them yet
    But hopping {if course} that I have a pair

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    Got any more pics of them? Some of mine are now L3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry View Post
    Got any more pics of them? Some of mine are now L3.
    I'll post some more pics once they do something

    They're eating like crazy & are all nice & Fat
    But none of them have molted yet

    Do you have any other mantids available
    Been out of the hobby for a loooong time
    But starting to get back in to it

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