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My inverts.

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by basin79, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

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    Tried to get some pics of this lass (Rhombodera basalis) Saturday but I was met with a full on threat display so I left her alone. She's alot more shy than the Hierodula I had.

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    You'll have to excuse Clubber Lang my vinegaroon.

     
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  12. Bailz

    Bailz Arachnopeon

    Amazing.

    I've been bitten by the UK version of the Water Bugs, Greater Waterboatman....and that hurt more than enough.

    Thinking about getting a Mantid again. and both the species you displayed are ones i'm interested in (more so now) :D.

    Good to hear a local accent too. Hope thee' and thaz's pet creatures are reet!
     
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  13. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Aye, supposedly the giant water bug bite is really painful so sod that. Fantastic to keep though.

    This mantis I have now has been an adult for 6.5 months so don't think she'll be around for too much longer sadly.
     
  14. Bailz

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    I bet. The remind me of the Water Scorpions i used to catch while my dad was fishing in the local ponds.

    This is the thing that unfortunately leans me towards not keeping them; even though i think they are fascinating and interesting creatures. Such a shame but you can understand why their life-cycle is so short.

    I feel daft now, but years ago was given some wrong information about how long Mantids lived when kept as a pet, and when they died i felt i'd failed the creature and the breeder, so i stopped keeping inverts...So stupid of me at the time really.

    Years later i do more research and learned they'd just lived out their natural, short but interesting lives...

    Those amazing pics of your Shield Mantis are making me realise i should keep another :)
     
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    Definitely give them another go. They really are fascinating inverts.
     
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    Lethocerus africanus.

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    Aah, this is making me nostalgic about all the mantids I had...Awesome pics and I should probably start keeping them again.
     
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