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6 different mantids in 1 hand

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Deroplatys, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Deroplatys

    Deroplatys Arachnodemon

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    Just fancied showing off the diversity of mantids :)
    None of them fought either.

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  2. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

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  3. i made a mess when i saw the one on your pinky finger in the first pic, what sp is that?
     
  4. brotony101

    brotony101 Arachnosquire

    AMAZING pic! I wonder if their camouflaged appearances work somewhat to protect them from other mantids...?
     
  5. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

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    wow! amazing mantids.......nice shot of em all.
     
  6. Rabid538

    Rabid538 Arachnoknight

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    Those are all really cool! What are the species?
     
  7. ZephAmp

    ZephAmp Arachnobaron

  8. lizardminion

    lizardminion Arachnolord

  9. toast4nat

    toast4nat Arachnosquire

    Wow that one on your index finger is spectacular! Look at the swirl marking on its wings. Fabulous.
     
  10. Deroplatys

    Deroplatys Arachnodemon

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    Thanks all :D
    Here's all the species :)

    Acanthops sp.
    Phyllocrania paradoxa
    Pseudocreobotra whalbergii
    Sphrodomantis viridis "Sharm-el-Sheik"
    Idolomantis diabolica
    Theopropus elegans

    I also have phyllovates chlorophaea, Rhombodera basalis, Popa spurca crassa, and Cilnia humeralis.
     
  11. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

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    Very cool..
     
  12. fatich

    fatich Arachnobaron

    Awesome!
    But i wonder something,why don't they attack each other ?
     
  13. ScarecrowGirl

    ScarecrowGirl Arachnosquire

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    That's really cool to see all of them in reference to each other, mantises are so freakin cool
     
  14. Deroplatys

    Deroplatys Arachnodemon

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    They were all pretty docile, i did my best to make sure none of them bumped into each other, they all seemed fine :)
     
  15. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    Could you pick my jaw up off the floor with your other hand, because that is a stunning set of photos! :biggrin:
     
  16. richoman3

    richoman3 Arachnosquire

    bloody amazing!
    in australia we have ALOT of different mantids but bloody hell none are near as stunning as some of the overseas ones !
     
  17. Hornets inverts

    Hornets inverts Arachnobaron

    Agrred, our mantids are boring compared to OS species
     
  18. Deroplatys

    Deroplatys Arachnodemon

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