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Mantid Madness!

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It should be what I named them; Lucy and Desi were a pair in real life and the names were suggestions from my mother, didn't need to match the show perfectly. Matters not in the end since all the survivors turned out male and I no longer have that species however.
 
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Phyllocrania paradoxa by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Phyllocrania paradoxa by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
The Lazarus mantids that nearly died in a snowstorm are nearly all still doing well...
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Sphodromantis sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And new flower mantids are maturing
Creobroter sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Creobroter sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Creobroter sp. female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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So, big news on this side hobby: because they are expensive and don't really provide return enough, I'm phasing out raising mantids. This means I have a bunch of bark mantis females, egg cases, and nymphs to move out, and a few ghost nymphs too...
However, I am going to be still documenting wild ones when I see them
Mantis religiosa by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
Mantis religiosa by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
And other local friends like this guy:
Harvestman by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
 
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