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My pet orchid mantis :)

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by orchid boy 01, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. orchid boy 01

    orchid boy 01 New Member

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    ImageUploadedByOrchidsForum.com1447762871.372027.jpg tricky to see!!:)
     
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    TheKellylove Active Member

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    Neat! They have one at our new Bugarium in Albuquerque. How long have you had yours? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1447790905.787194.jpg
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    How long do they live?
     
  4. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Praying mantis lifespan is six months to a year, apparently. Was curious so I Googled.
     
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    orchid boy 01 New Member

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    Sorry not to reply. yes and thorough that year Males molt only five times throughout their life span and they live only for 5 or 6 months. Females on the other hand molt seven times and have a longer life span than males, about 8 months. This L6 (molt 6)
     
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    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    Where do you procure these things and what is care like?
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    Do you breed them?
     
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    wow, really nice to see it! as guys in above comments I am also interested in their "cultivation"! tell us more information about how do you breed them and of course where do you keep them! they look amazing so those tips can be really helpful :)