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I always got I’ll so I sniffed an orange leaf from the orange in my lunchbox...
Wait OMG I’M NOT ILLEGAL I SWEAR IT WAS ONE TIME :afraid:🤣
I think I read it was beneficial, and I was a gullible child 😅
🤣🤣 whatttt
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🤣🤣 whatttt
Strange childhood moments exposed 🤣🤣👏
Yeah, I don’t really know either 😅
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Nah it’s extremely rare :^_^:
It doesn’t hurt anyways I think. Like an ant nibble 🤣
That's so friking cute - their eyes omg 🥺❤
Where can I get me some mantids?
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That's so friking cute - their eyes omg 🥺❤
Where can I get me some mantids?
OMG MANTIS BUDDIES AGHHHH!!!!!!
You’re UK right? I have US links if not 🥳
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OMG MANTIS BUDDIES AGHHHH!!!!!!
You’re UK right? I have US links if not 🥳
Are you in the US?? Yes I'm in the UK bring me some now or I'll come over to your house and take yours
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Are you in the US?? Yes I'm in the UK bring me some now or I'll come over to your house and take yours
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Nah I’m UK too just checking bc there are loads in US too
Here are my top places to get one from:
(Orchid mantids n ghosties are best for beginners, probably others too )
https://mantismayhem.co.uk/shop/ols/...rania-paradoxa

https://thecheekymantis.co.uk/

These are my personal favourites
(Cheeky mantis always gives you a surprise free mantis when you buy one, so be prepared 🤣).

Lapis is the one with the cute eyes. She’s a Malaysian blue jade mantis (probably not 100% the real name but along those lines!).

You’d need to get some flies and a lil plastic pot to keep them in, with a couple of sticks if you can for perches...

Good luck!!!
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Nah I’m UK too just checking bc there are loads in US too
Here are my top places to get one from:
(Orchid mantids n ghosties are best for beginners, probably others too )
https://mantismayhem.co.uk/shop/ols/...rania-paradoxa

https://thecheekymantis.co.uk/

These are my personal favourites
(Cheeky mantis always gives you a surprise free mantis when you buy one, so be prepared 🤣).

Lapis is the one with the cute eyes. She’s a Malaysian blue jade mantis (probably not 100% the real name but along those lines!).

You’d need to get some flies and a lil plastic pot to keep them in, with a couple of sticks if you can for perches...

Good luck!!!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG THEYRE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly cried when I saw the twisted leaf looking ones aricnsodnishsjnzbzbxjsjdiisjzjzi did THANKSSSS ARGHHHH IM CRYING!! so what do I feed them? Flies? Do they drink water? Eeeeek this is so fun! How long do they live for? Olfndidndjdidhdjdud
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG THEYRE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly cried when I saw the twisted leaf looking ones aricnsodnishsjnzbzbxjsjdiisjzjzi did THANKSSSS ARGHHHH IM CRYING!! so what do I feed them? Flies? Do they drink water? Eeeeek this is so fun! How long do they live for? Olfndidndjdidhdjdud
YAAAAYYYY! Ok ok so you’re looking at ghost mantids probably, right? You need to spray their home every day, about 5 puffs ( 🤣)
They eat fruit flies, and usually start on small fruit flies. They look like this:
https://www.advancedhusbandry.co.uk/...lightless.html
These are the bigger ones^^, you need them when they get bigger 😉

They live a variety of different lengths depending on the species. Makes live shorter than females, and are generally smaller ( my experience is they are about 9 months to 1 and a bit years).

As for enclosures, I use these:

https://theprayingmantis.co.uk/produ...bric-mesh-lid/

This is how I set up some of mine:
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Lots of fresh moss. From online, outdoor moss can have dangerous fungi

When they get bigger, I use these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Komodo-Habi.../dp/B00ZWMXQI4
I’m not an expert on sizing, but it’ll probably be around small to medium size terrarium. There are lots of reptile forums which can help out here!

I hope this is ok! Here’s a guide to caring for the lil ghosts just in case:
https://www.panterrapets.com/pages/g...ntis-caresheet

This is so exciting!!!!! :dance:
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YAAAAYYYY! Ok ok so you’re looking at ghost mantids probably, right? You need to spray their home every day, about 5 puffs ( 🤣)
They eat fruit flies, and usually start on small fruit flies. They look like this:
https://www.advancedhusbandry.co.uk/...lightless.html
These are the bigger ones^^, you need them when they get bigger 😉

They live a variety of different lengths depending on the species. Makes live shorter than females, and are generally smaller ( my experience is they are about 9 months to 1 and a bit years).

As for enclosures, I use these:

https://theprayingmantis.co.uk/produ...bric-mesh-lid/

This is how I set up some of mine:
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Lots of fresh moss. From online, outdoor moss can have dangerous fungi

When they get bigger, I use these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Komodo-Habi.../dp/B00ZWMXQI4
I’m not an expert on sizing, but it’ll probably be around small to medium size terrarium. There are lots of reptile forums which can help out here!

I hope this is ok! Here’s a guide to caring for the lil ghosts just in case:
https://www.panterrapets.com/pages/g...ntis-caresheet

This is so exciting!!!!! :dance:
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THESE!!!!!!
what do I spray it with? :lol:
Ewwwww I hate flies omg they're so discusting arghhhh do they eat anything else? What if the flies come out of the mantis container? They sound so cute (not the flies lol) thanks for these, I'll have a look arghhhh I'm so excited too! And I like your setup
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR THESE!!!!!!
what do I spray it with? :lol:
Ewwwww I hate flies omg they're so discusting arghhhh do they eat anything else? What if the flies come out of the mantis container? They sound so cute (not the flies lol) thanks for these, I'll have a look arghhhh I'm so excited too! And I like your setup
Ooo thanks!
The flies don’t escape unless you’re not quick putting on a lid 😔
I don’t know anything else they can eat at L2/3 (babies). Mine sometimes have honey? You put a little on a stick and they lick it off 🥰
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I'm obsessed with bumblebees. They're so fuzzy and cute.
I adore spiders, mine is called Fred.
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I adore spiders, mine is called Fred.
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That's beautiful!!!!!
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moffs ftw
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i adore spiders, mine is called fred.
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you took that!? Omg what macro lens 😱😱
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moffs ftw
Especially the Ronaldo ones
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water striders
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Especially the Ronaldo ones
here is a moff which came into my room the other evening:

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here is a moff which came into my room the other evening:

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Prsom omg it's so cute I'm crying :cry:
Why does it have 4 eyes??
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Prsom omg it's so cute I'm crying :cry:
Why does it have 4 eyes??
those dots are actually the back end.... the head & eyes are at the bottom right.
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those dots are actually the back end.... the head & eyes are at the bottom right.
Do you like leaf miners? 👀
The moths, not the flies 🧐
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