View Full Version : First Pics Of Mantis

02/06/2017, 07:23 PM
I finally got a pic of my mantis. It has been eating well and has completed a molt but rarely comes out of it pvc burrow. I based on pics I suspect smithii, but wonder as this little one is not very active outside its burrow.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Jayreefer/IMG_20170206_175739799_HDR.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Jayreefer/media/IMG_20170206_175739799_HDR.jpg.html)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Jayreefer/IMG_20170206_175743139_HDR.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Jayreefer/media/IMG_20170206_175743139_HDR.jpg.html)

Here is a pic with a filter trying to show what looks like the dark spots.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Jayreefer/IMG_20170206_182351.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Jayreefer/media/IMG_20170206_182351.jpg.html)

02/06/2017, 09:47 PM
From what I can tell its a smithii. Where'd ya find him?

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02/07/2017, 06:23 PM
He was at my LFS labeled as a peacock. He is now getting more active since my GF has not been trying to feed him each day. Going to feed 3 times a week and keep CUC for him to snack on.

02/07/2017, 07:16 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't see a mantis in the pictures? I've looked at them multiple times :/

Ooohhh now I see the eyes!

02/08/2017, 07:30 PM
master of disguise!

02/12/2017, 12:36 PM
got some more pics today while my smithii was out hunting

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Jayreefer/IMG_20170212_123229216_HDR.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Jayreefer/media/IMG_20170212_123229216_HDR.jpg.html)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Jayreefer/IMG_20170212_123118543_HDR.jpg (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Jayreefer/media/IMG_20170212_123118543_HDR.jpg.html)

02/12/2017, 01:15 PM
Definitely a smithii.

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