At long last all but one of our mantids have reached adulthood.  A couple came through their final moult a little odd (we think the humidity was a bit low) but all are eating well and will soon be ready to mate.  The sex ratio is a bit male-biased, but we have three females so with a bit of luck that will be enough to get our colony going (it also means it’s not so much of a problem if a few males get eaten along the way). Here are some lovely photos courtesy of Paris Veltsos.

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