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Back to School Pets Praying Mantis Dormitory

Back to School Pets Praying Mantis Dormitory

July 26, 2018

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color feeding, enhancing color with minerals, probiotics healthier more fertile results

color feeding, enhancing color with minerals, probiotics healthier more fertile results

July 13, 2018

Mantids are insectivores, feeding them supplements directly would not work, though when nutritious feeders flies larvae fortified raised digest and process these minerals and trace elements they are able to utilize the benefits. 
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Friendly Bugs For Cannabis Plants – The Ghost Mantis

Pest Control for indoor and greenhouse grow rooms. Recent study News Update

July 11, 2018

Friendly Bugs For Cannabis Plants – The Praying Mantis species Ghost Mantis research...

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Determining the sex of a praying mantis

Determining the sex of a praying mantis

May 26, 2018

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The-roles-of-colour-and-shape-in-pollinator-deception-in-the-orchid-mantis-Hymenopus-coronatus.

The-roles-of-colour-and-shape-in-pollinator-deception-in-the-orchid-mantis-Hymenopus-coronatus.

May 01, 2018

The orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus (Insecta: Mantodea), is renown
for its visual resemblance to a flower blossom. It has been hypothesised that
the 'flower like' orchid mantis is an aggressive mimic that attracts pollinators
as prey items. This is the first study into the morphology of the orchid
mantis that explores this widely discussed hypothesis. We quantified color
and shape patterns of orchid mantises that are likely to present visual cues
to pollinators. We used spectrometry to measure their overall coloration
and geometric morphometric techniques to quantify the shape of their
'petal-like' mid- and hind-legs. This was done for both juvenile and adult
female orchid mantises. To investigate how this stimulus may be perceived
by a pollinating insect we investigated within-individual color variation
using physiological models of hymenopteran vision. Mantises were found
to reflect primarily UV- absorbing white. Visual models indicated that within
individuals, different body parts did not contrast highly in color. Femoral
lobes showed patterns of bilateral symmetry with juveniles expressing similar
patterns of shape variation to adults. The results are used to provide specific
and testable hypotheses as to how the morphology of the orchid mantis
may constitute a signal directed towards pollinating insects.
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Salvador Perez has some fun with the praying mantis that has been watching the game from a Royals hat and puts it on a camera

Salvador Perez has some fun with the praying mantis that has been watching the game from a Royals hat and puts it on a camera

March 09, 2018

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Praying mantis climbs on Perez before game

Praying mantis climbs on Perez before game

March 09, 2018

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Lucky mantis Major League baseball Perez Kisses Lucky Mantis!

Lucky mantis Major League baseball Perez Kisses Lucky Mantis!

March 09, 2018

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What do you feed your Mantis? How often? How much?

What do you feed your Mantis? How often? How much?

November 01, 2017

Mantids are insectivorous. They eat insects primarily pollinators such as flies, moths, bees etc.. Using commercially raised feeders (flies) from USDA approved farms or clean home made cultures assure good nutrition and clean uncontaminated food.
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Gallery of Praying mantis

Gallery of Praying mantis

September 24, 2016

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Shipping, always an issue! Why?

Shipping, always an issue! Why?

September 13, 2016

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Shipping costs now calculated VIA real time USPS and UPS

Shipping costs now calculated VIA real time USPS and UPS

May 16, 2016

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