Haven't updated in here for a bit...I have a bunch of Sphodromantis sp. (African Giant mantises, not sure which species these are) that survived being found at midnight in a January blizzard, and are now maturing. I've ended up with one Lazarus: Sphodromantis sp. male by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr And 6 females in his harem Sphodromantis sp. female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr The one above is green, all the rest have turned brown Sphodromantis sp. female by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr Hopefully, Lazarus will be able to survive getting paired with all 6 without getting eaten...
Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Due to the cost of raising them and little return, and my current limits on space, time, and money...phasing out keeping mantises for a while. This means I currently have several bark mantis females, their egg cases and some nymphs, 4 adult African mantis females (one mated and just today proved fertile because the ooth she laid produced a TON of nymphs), and a handful of ghost mantis nymphs that either need to be sold or will just end up living out their lives and nothing further.
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5