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slygecko
11-11-2006, 07:48 PM
Here's my Orchid Mantids. I have 3 L4's and L5's. Their abdomens are really fat from having just eaten a hearty meal.

http://www.photos.repashy.com/data/500/medium/Hymenopus1.JPG
I really like the flower-petal legs.
http://www.photos.repashy.com/data/500/medium/Hymenopus2.JPG
http://www.photos.repashy.com/data/500/medium/Hymenopus3.jpg
This is my favorite picture, but I was disappointed to find it out-of-focus when I enlarged it.
http://www.photos.repashy.com/data/500/medium/Hymenopus4.jpg

Cheers,
Nick

bugman426
11-11-2006, 08:52 PM
Do you have any photos of its enclosure?

slygecko
11-11-2006, 09:36 PM
Do you have any photos of its enclosure?

No, but they're real simple - a mason jar w/ screen lid, a few twigs, and a little bit of dirt and sphagnum at the bottom for some humidity. I keep them near my geckos' heat lamps for warmth. I can get pics if you still want.

~ Nick

bugman426
11-11-2006, 09:52 PM
If you have time. I think it would make an interesting pet in a dorm room

slygecko
11-11-2006, 11:26 PM
If you have time. I think it would make an interesting pet in a dorm room

I think they do, too. :D I think all my geckos and frogs make great dorm pets too :twisted: My RhD doesn't quite share my opinion, but we're working that out. But that issue's a whole 'nuther thread.

Here you go: You can see an orchid in the left and a ghost in the right:
http://www.photos.repashy.com/data/500/medium/MantisContainers1.JPG

Cheers,
Nick

strikedistance
11-11-2006, 11:37 PM
Man i looked for those for a long time. Do you breed them. If so how much would and F.. female be?

slygecko
11-12-2006, 12:09 AM
Man i looked for those for a long time. Do you breed them. If so how much would and F.. female be?

No I don't. I just got them a few months ago and they haven't matured yet. However, I believe I have 1.2 and will be breeding them when they mature. I recommend checking mantidforum.com for more info.

~ Nick