Advertisement I Got to watch my male juvenile molt for the first time, but it ended in a disaster. He tried to reach out for a twig when he was almost emerged but fell straight down from his old exo skeleton. He struggled to move but was very determined. After some help he could stand a bit more properly but wanted to stay low and rest his body to the ground. Some more hours passed and he could climb up, but he was very weak. His one raptor claw pad (don’t know how it’s called but he uses them to walk), is kinda bent and he can’t control it well. His right back leg seems wonky too. But he can walk and he tries to stand but struggles. Will he be okay? And why is the mortality of mantids that fell from molting so high? Do they get internal damage from the fall due to their exoskeleton not being hard?