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    The tall, pointed eyes make it look like they're wearing horn rimmed glasses.

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    Now that I think about it, I know where my thoughts about them always looking like they're disappointed in you comes from: the pointy glasses of those sassy aunts or old mothers in cartoons and movies that are never satisfied with the accomplishments of their relatives.
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    LOL "Cats Eye Glasses"

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    Wonder if keeping the males at a lower temp would slow down their metabolism and thus their aging buying time for the female to mature?
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    Yes, but then you run the risk of sterilizing them by not keeping them at a proper rate of development. I assume you're referring to the orchids here.
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    My biggest grass mantids keep getting fatter now, but they don't seem to want to molt again...
    Thesprotia graminis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    In contrast to their appearance, my two heaviest, the S. lineola
    Luciano by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Luciano by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Desi by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Desi by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    And the Hierodula nymphs are starting to molt, so I can start selling them; forgot to photograph before I put the fruit flies in the container here so I was forced to do so through the foggy side
    H. membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    H. membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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    Big shield mantis "Blue" starting to show his shield
    Rhombodera basalis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Rhombodera basalis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Rhombodera basalis by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    And a whole lotta babies. Anyone want one?
    Hierodula membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Hierodula membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Hierodula membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Hierodula membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Hierodula membranacea by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    And spiny female 2 is now the pink one
    P. wahlbergii female 2 by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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    Two special molts yesterday: One, my first female spiny flower!
    Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr

    As of today she's already darkened quite a bit

    Two, big lined mantis "Luciano." Decided to dry himself out near the bottom of his tank though, and his wings are now bent funky
    Shadow of what was:
    S. lineola molt by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    And the lug now:
    Sphodromantis lineola by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr

    Also couple days ago, got an ooth from one of the grass mantids. Supposedly they are often parthenogenetic (despite having males in the species), so we'll see in a few weeks if I get a hatch.
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