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    Wee Lil' Creobroter gemmatus

    Baby Thai Flower Mantids



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    http://community.webshots.com/album/579784223ZbubZv

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    Oh wow! Very, very adorable. Post pics of their progression
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    Flower mantids are awesome! Put some colorful stuff in their enclosures (diff colors in each enclosure) and maybe they'll change colors. Mine did. I had a purple wandering jew plant in one enclosure and all green plants in the other and the mantids adopted camo colors accordingly. I never did find any yellow leaved plants I wanted to see if the 3rd flower mantid could adopt a yellowish color.

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    Yeah

    I remember seeing some pics a friend had of his Psuedocreobotra wahlbergii {Spiny Flower / #9 Mantis} nymphs that had red & purple marks on them
    He had fake flowers in with them but the colors were still cool
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    Yep that's the species I had very pretty. I didn't wanna put fake flowers in (fake plants just bother me! LOL) so I looked for real plants with colored leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Flower mantids are awesome! Put some colorful stuff in their enclosures (diff colors in each enclosure) and maybe they'll change colors. Mine did. I had a purple wandering jew plant in one enclosure and all green plants in the other and the mantids adopted camo colors accordingly. I never did find any yellow leaved plants I wanted to see if the 3rd flower mantid could adopt a yellowish color.
    Do you know how long it takes them to change color
    Is it a few day thing or is it over time

    The way I have them set up right now I can't grow anything in the cups
    But I'm going to try it with some cut flowers in water & see what happens
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    Yeah I hate fake plants too but if I had any I'd give them a try for the fun of it

    I'll post some pics as soon I get a chance

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    Here's a few shots of one eating
    They're going after everything that moves







    I love to watch mantids eat
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    Creobroters are awesome, don't seem to be scared to tackle prey of any size.
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