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Meet Mildred, the wild caught southern IL mantis

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Love her spots, very beautiful!

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I'd say "thanks" but I didn't make her with my chemistry set! Lol. She really is a nice bug. Loves to keep my dubia numbers "in check"!

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I got 3 carolinas today and they all ate except one... she seems very dodgy and hasnt eaten anything... the other 2 ate instantly! yes she is a BEAUTIFUL little one :)

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I'm hoping! She has six abdomen segments and she is chunky, livin' large on dubia nymphs

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No. She was caught in southern Illinois. She was laying her ootheca when went to get her and put her in her feeding enclosure, I hope I didn't mess it up!

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I have found walking sticks here (in north branch) but I've never seen a mantid here

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Huh I havent found either of them here in Hastings.... We are supposed to have both in Minnesota... Maybe we are looking in the wrong areas

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Yes... We all want to know where you live... LOL jk thats too creepy for me, but in all seriousness what state?

This forum should show user location it would make life so much easier!

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Great looking Carolina mantid! She'll likely give you an ootheca in captivity if you give her a nice spot to lay it.

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She has laid one already, Pannaking! :)

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Here is breakfast at the mantid mansion

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If I can, I will keep them. If they make it to any size, I'll give you a couple! ;)

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Time grows short for an awesome mantid and a beautiful flower. She has laid 2 ooth! May her babies be successful!

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Well, rip, mildred may... you were a fantastic bug. May your babies live long and prosper.

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