My inverts.

basin79

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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.



Give me your best "Blue Steel".
 

Bailz

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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!
 

basin79

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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!
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.
 

Bailz

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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.
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 :)
 

basin79

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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 :)
Definitely give them another go. They really are fascinating inverts.
 

mantisfan101

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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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