Does anyone know what this means? (MANTIS)

Roy1982

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Adult Chinese Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinensis).


She's got brown on her abdomen. Is that normal, or.. what.. I don't know.




I fed her a Stink bug earlier, and then a few hours latter, I gave her a 3/4" Dubia. She didn't seem like she wanted to eat another one.. Usually she eats about 2 - 3 of them.
 

basin79

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Adult Chinese Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinensis).


She's got brown on her abdomen. Is that normal, or.. what.. I don't know.




I fed her a Stink bug earlier, and then a few hours latter, I gave her a 3/4" Dubia. She didn't seem like she wanted to eat another one.. Usually she eats about 2 - 3 of them.
That's normal. It stretches as the abdomen fills with food.
 

KevinsWither

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That is normal thing with mantids. It's like an expandable tank for fuel. She might be fattening up to get ready to lay an egg case.
 
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