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Ghost Mantis

Discussion in 'Other Pet Talk' started by jetfire, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. jetfire

    jetfire Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    This is my Ghost Mantis, Chuck. It's a male, 5th stage. It's currently eating 3wk old crickets, and whatever moths I can grab by the front porch light. I've had it since it was 1st stage, and eating fruitflies. It'll shed 2 more times before it's an adult. IMG_20160819_225151906.jpg IMG_20160819_225025603.jpg

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  2. Tidgy's Dad

    Tidgy's Dad Gecko Grandparent

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    Very interesting and very pretty.
    I must tale a photo next time I see a mantis here.
    Some of them are quite big.
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  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Adult Gecko Staff Member

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    Lol! "Chuck"

    What an interesting-looking creature. The praying mantis that live here are very plain-looking. (And very outgoing. Would try to fight with you if you get too close)
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  4. jetfire

    jetfire Adult Gecko 3 Year Member

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    The adult female of the pair I had. She ended up eating him ( "communal" species my ass). I decide to sell her when I couldn't find an adult mate for her. She ended up in a friend's breeding colony.

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  5. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Adult Gecko Staff Member

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    So interesting-looking. Where do they come from?

    Here's what our matis looks like:

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    But, of course, the ones that live here don't get near this big.
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    Tidgy's Dad Gecko Grandparent

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    In Morocco they get a wee tad bigger.
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  7. Wellington

    Wellington Gecko Egg

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    I love Mantis. I have always read that the female will decapitate the male at some point. I would never keep a pair together.
    I seen a really big one last year at the Menards. I haven't seen them in the wild since I was a kid.