Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi (2nd instar)

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Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi (2nd instar)

Post by Happy Grumpz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:27 pm

Spiny Flower Mantis (2nd Instar)

Errrrm another new 'pet' has come to live at my house ;)

This one is currently the size of an Ant :o

ImagePseudocreobotra wahlbergi by Matt Smith, on Flickr

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Post by Roderick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:42 pm

Packs of detail. The lighting works beautifully. A micro horror !

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Post by Happy Grumpz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:46 pm

Thanks, Rod.

I'm still working on the lighting, it's definately a work in progress.

The mantis actually shed this morning making it an L3.

The other Mantis shed last Thursday night making it a full adult with wings. I'm not sure when that one will get photographed as it does not like being handled :cry:

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Re: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi

Post by geedee » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:22 pm

That is some creature... just as well it is small... Yup great detail Matt, though can you not photograph creatures with simpler names, like flea, tic, midge..etc..? ;)

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Post by Happy Grumpz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:25 pm

geedee wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:22 pm
though can you not photograph creatures with simpler names, like flea, tic, midge..etc..? ;)
I'm hoping to confuse the wife ;)

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Re: Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi

Post by Reciprocityrules » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:03 pm

Nice photo, but that thing is nasty looking.
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Post by Happy Grumpz » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:04 pm

hahaha

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