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Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 06:00 PM
Just picked up a mantis today,I wanted a peacock, and was told this was peacock, color seemed a bit off but it was hard to tell in the lighting. Now I'm thinking it is ternatensis. What are your guy's thoughts?

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 06:02 PM
Pic

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 06:04 PM
Another pic

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 06:11 PM
The picture is really hard to see, but he has orange meral spots

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 07:52 PM
So I ended up returning him/her. I came to the conclusion that it was definitely G. Tern from the Orange lines separating the green back 'plates', the Orange meral spot, orange eye stalks, as well as the pattern on the side of the dactyl/arm. The owner of the store still believes it was an O. Scyllarus, because there is no possible way that the marine biologists at his wholesaler can be wrong. It's really unfortunate, but I am glad he returned my money even though I brought the creature home, most LFS would not normally do that

Bobbitworm13
07/27/2017, 08:26 PM
I would've kept it, I think G. tern is way cooler but that's jmo

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 08:40 PM
(Pretty sure it was a female) she was super cool! I did like the coloring and what not, it's just that I payed peacock prices for her

Bobbitworm13
07/27/2017, 08:44 PM
Oooh ye I can understand not wanting to keep it for peacock prices

Jlentz
07/27/2017, 08:53 PM
I would've kept it, I think G. tern is way cooler but that's jmo



Ditto. If you were from Vegas I'd have bought it already.

If you are from Vegas tell me which LFS you use please.


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Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 09:24 PM
From the Bay Area, CA. sorry!

Jlentz
07/27/2017, 09:47 PM
Any idea what distributor it came from? In my experience the ones in LA just label it a peacock if it's green.


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Hadla
07/27/2017, 11:54 PM
Where? I might be interested... im in Sacramento

Fish Monger
07/27/2017, 11:58 PM
Where? I might be interested... im in Sacramento

He truly believes it is a peacock, so he will most likely be charging those prices. Pm me if you are still interested

Fish Monger
07/28/2017, 05:24 PM
Thank you so much dr. Roy! My LFS owner contacted me and told me that he talked to you, and said that you enlightened him on the fact that this mantis was not an O. Scyllarus!