Strange black "stuff" coming from ghost mantis legs?

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Arachnobaron
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Looks pretty bad. It's possible her thorax is bent in such a way that it's constricting her esophagus preventing little to any intake at all. Can she drink?
 

Ratmosphere

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Dumped three small crickets in the enclosure last night. I saw her eat one which is really good news! I woke up this morning and saw there is only one cricket left in there. Pretty hyped on the results! I don't usually use crickets and will switch to flies once they hatch.
 

arizonablue

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Dumped three small crickets in the enclosure last night. I saw her eat one which is really good news! I woke up this morning and saw there is only one cricket left in there. Pretty hyped on the results! I don't usually use crickets and will switch to flies once they hatch.
That's great! I hope she pulls through for you!
 

basin79

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Dumped three small crickets in the enclosure last night. I saw her eat one which is really good news! I woke up this morning and saw there is only one cricket left in there. Pretty hyped on the results! I don't usually use crickets and will switch to flies once they hatch.
Fantastic.
 

Ratmosphere

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She ate the rest of the crickets that I gave her. Starting to think she will pull through this!
 

GingerC

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Yay! I just had to say though, from the pictures you provided, she's a really pretty mantis!
 

Tenodera

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That's wonderful progress, let her know I'm impressed with her! She is very pretty, hopefully will live one of those long, leisurely ghost mantis lives.
 

Ratmosphere

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Update: Ghost mantis no longer stays near the top and climbs branches, she found her new spot at the bottom of the enclosure. Her head nearly touches the ground as well. This makes me think she's coming toward the end of her life.
 
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