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mantisfan101

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Creobroter pictipennis 0.2, these females are aggressive and despite pheromone calling all night, refuse any male’s advances. He unfortunately died but they do make good pets nonetheless
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Sibylla pretiosa 0.0.3, gonna be getting rid of these soon but they’ve been nice for now
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Hierodula membranacea 1.1, the male had funny looking genitalia and they began rotting recently...female laid an ooth, currently waiting on another
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orchidloveXTM

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Creobroter pictipennis 0.2, these females are aggressive and despite pheromone calling all night, refuse any male’s advances. He unfortunately died but they do make good pets nonetheless
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Sibylla pretiosa 0.0.3, gonna be getting rid of these soon but they’ve been nice for now
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Hierodula membranacea 1.1, the male had funny looking genitalia and they began rotting recently...female laid an ooth, currently waiting on another
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Lovely Sibylla!
 

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Very very excited to be able to work with this species
Phyllovates chlorphaea 0.0.5
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Pseudovates chlorophaea, mine are growing fairly quickly and all are already 6i. Unfortunately they’re all females, so I’ll have to start searching for males soon.
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Gonatista 2i eating, these have been an interesting sp to work with. They are fast and active, but seem to prefer hanging from the lid instead of the bark I give them, which seems to be causing issues with the floppy abdomen
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And of course the holy grail of my current collection, parablepharis kuhlii. I had one nymph die bc of overfeeding, so I’m being more mindful in their food intake. One seems to still be bloated, so I’m hoping that it’ll be able to pass that soon
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Be careful with the Gonatista nymphs, they are scourged by hanging on horizontal surfaces. I've heard placing the surface they like to rest on the most (the lid, in most cases) on its side can help alleviate the issue.
 

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Bad quality pic but first parablepharis to 2i! Supposedly you can sex them at this instar since males will be lighter than females, but I’ll have to wait for my others to molt as well
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First gonatista to 3i. One of them just dropped dead on me for no reason, hopefully the others will be able to pull through
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Pseudovates 6i threat pose. As luck would have it all 5 of mine are female
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Pseudovates chlorophaea 0.1 subadult...in dire need of a male, these started maturing a lot faster than I’d have thought
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Gonatista have begun molting to 4i
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Rhombodera basalis 5i 0.2, I have 2 females and 1 male so hopefully I’ll be able to breed them in the future
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