During my research of the little fellas before I got one I found one way to tell the difference of gender was by the amount of dents and kinks in the mantis's crest. I'm pretty sure he's a little boy but I just wanted to ask for a second and third opinion :flrt: Of course the other way I found...
My male ghost mantid moulted into his adult skin last night :2thumb: Any tips for breeding (my female moulted into hers a couple weeks ago now)......
Here he is in his new sexy clothes :flrt:
And the female, just cuz :whistling2:
Hello, I bought me a little ghost mantis online last week, he arrived on the tuesday. On the website it was stated as an L3-L4.
It ate a fly on the day he arrived and a small moth during the night, watching him catch his fly and nibble it's head off was awesome :D.
but after that i had three...
i got a little group of mantids a bit ago, i kept them communally in a big tank ( big for mantids ) as i knew they could co-habit. ive ended up with a male and female which is perfect really. the females started laying oetheca ( sorry for spelling ) i read you have to keep them moist for them to...
Hi all, my little lady ghost mantis did the final molt the other day, so once she'd settled down again I grab a couple of pics.
Only once so far has she spread her wings and I didn't have camera to hand but def gonna try and get a pic of that as she's stunning colours when displaying.
I've got an adult male for sale who matured on the 02/02/2011 so he's ready for breeding. Raised from nymphs purchased on the forum. Haven't been able to get a female so I've had to sell both my males on. 1 has gone but I've still got another.
Will send for £12.50 Royal Mail first class at...
Haven't posted any photos for ages so I thought I'd put up some mantis pics.
Newly matured male Ghost Mantis
Newly matured female Ghost Mantis
Female Miomantis (she has laid 4 ooths, just waiting for them to hatch)
My first attempt at breeding Giant Asian Mantis did...
Just some random pictures I've taken since I've had them.
Notice the tiny silhouettes and the gigantic (normal) sized mealworm. Yes they really do start off that small :2thumb:
Munching on a mealworm beetle whilst sitting on the tub of mealworm beetles (darkling beetle).
A strange pose...
I have some 2nd and 3rd instar ghost mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa) for sale. The are easily sexed at 3rd instar, and feeding very well.
2nd instar £2 each or 6 for £10
3rd instar £3 each
£3 recorded delivery or £5 special delivery.
hi guys. Got meself two ghost mantis (whats plural for mantis?).
as these can be house together, do you thinks the mini exo terra tank would be suitable for them at 8"x8"x12" high?
also do you guys heat the tank, as i read that they should be kept at between 25c and 30c.
Thought I would pop some photos up of Manny my blokes Ghost Mantis.
This is the first mantis he has ever had and hes a cracker...eats like a pig and loves coming out for a climb!
hope you like :2thumb:
When we first got him in July
He catches it at around...