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  1. Jerm

    Comment by 'Jerm' in 'More pics...'

    No, they are still pretty tiny. The females will mature at around 5 months or so and the males only take a couple of months. The females get quite a bit larger than the males. The females will be around 5 inches when they are full grown.
  2. Jerm

    Comment by 'Jerm' in 'Updated photos...'

    They are a month old now. I will post some new pics soon.
  3. More pics...

    More pics...

    Here are the latest photos that i took this week...
  4. Updated photos...

    Updated photos...

    Here are a couple of photos of them that I took yesterday. They molted on tuesday and changed to a completely different coloration. Pretty amazing.
  5. Mantid update...

    Mantid update...

    Well, some bad news with the cryptic, my heater in my house stopped working one night and it got pretty chilly in there. I woke up to a dead mantis. I was however lucky enough to get a few orchid mantis which are amazing so I am changing the photos to them. The first group were taken before...
  6. Jerm

    Comment by 'Jerm' in 'Growth of a mantid...'

    I know, luckily it wasn't too hot out. Amazingly enough it has actually grown a quite a bit since then also, it doesn't look as much like a misquito as it did.
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  8. Growth of a mantid...

    Growth of a mantid...

    I am starting a blog that will document the growth a cryptic mantis(Sibylla Pretiosa) that I recently aquired. I will update with photographs as it grows. It is currently a nymph and smaller than a penny. I am feeding it fruitflies and pinhead crickets.
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