Peruvian Stick mantis log
Pseudovates peruviana
(2-7-07)
I have some L4 and L5 nymphs hatched out from ootheca from Peru. Currently there is one ootheca incubating.
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(2-8-07)
One of the largest nymph molted into L6. She looks like sub-subadult to me. I will upload a pic tomorrow.
(2-10-07)
The sub-subadult Peruvian mantis is getting its first meal today with a large crickets. I can see the wing bud and hope to see the next
molt in couple of weeks. The other are still catching up, i have about 8 of them left after selling the extra.
(2-15-07)
The other Peruvian stick has molted into sub-subadult. Now come the sexing part which is challenging to me as i am still new to this
species. The rest are starting to molt into L6.
(3-1-07)
Two of them molted into subadult, and the rest of them are molted into subsubadult. They continue to fed on crickets and blue bottle fly.
(3-15-07)
Finally one of my female molted into adult. I managed to measure her finally (i found a ruler in my messy bug room!), she is about 6
cm. Is amazing how much larger she gets. Now i hope my three male will matured into adult soon.
(3-21-07)
I have decided to drop this species from my current list of mantis culture. All my large nymphs have been sent to another breeder. I
have another ooth of this species, so if i decided to continue (if the ooth hatched) I will still get the second chance.