Emerging Mantids (Dial up death)

MsDemeanor

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Hey all, one of my Cilnia humeralis ooths is busting open with lil mantids.. figured I would share the cute lil buggers with ya. Also managed to get some emergence pics...

Here goes..



































Sorry the pics are crap, I had to take them through plastic as the lil jerks like to roam quickly lol
 

Vermis

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Nice one! :clap: Great colours they have.
 

GQ.

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Great photos Jenny! Please post a few photos when they are all growed up. :)
 

roach dude

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Thats pretty rad. Does a ooth have like a outer casing then the eggs live inside?
 

MsDemeanor

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It's a foam that hardens up. The eggs are laid inside the foam before it hardens :)

These lil guys are still emerging two days later lol.
Amazing how many fit into them!
 

P. Novak

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It's a foam that hardens up. The eggs are laid inside the foam before it hardens :)

These lil guys are still emerging two days later lol.
Amazing how many fit into them!
What's the count at the momment?
 

Gesticulator

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Amazing pictures Jenny. I just had my first round with mantids, and even though I separated many of the babies, they all ended up dying.... :( Any input?
 

mant01

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I love mantids but never tried to breed them yet. Great pics, very cute!
 

MsDemeanor

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I didn't personally breed them, I got them from padkison. :)

Currently we are up to around 70, give or take a few. I'll be separating the newly emerged ones tonight to get a quasi final count... if they ever stop emerging that is lol.. as we speak two more are making their appearance :wall:

So far I've only had 3 die on me, mainly by drowning in the one drop of water in the bottom of the enclosures :(

As for conditions so far it's lots of room, lots of ventilation .. :)
 
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