Monday, July 16, 2007

Deroplatys lobata: a parting shot

I'm still sorting through bunches of pictures from my trip and more. Here's one I took of my deroplatys just before I released her, about a month ago. I "goosed" her a little to get her to display.

After 8 months living in captivity, with no hope of finding a mate, her future was one of slow deterioration before my eyes. I have always hated that, and so I released her in my yard. I usually let my mantids go while they still have time to enjoy their freedom. I haven't seen her in a couple of weeks, so one way or the other, I figure she might be gone.
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