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MG's P. imparis, a possibly Tragic Tale (but maybe not!)

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#41 Offline mantisgal - Posted April 19 2021 - 7:28 AM

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Science Outpost captives were returned to the nest from whence they were kidnapped. Many re-entered the nest, a few ran off. Boys were evident at the nest, they might fly today: was cool and rainy yesterday, sunny today. My reasons for their release I have already stated. Mainly I realized I had a full plate of delicious Science to keep me occupied until I get more supplies in-house.

 

I continue to resist the urge to peek at my claustrals. I AM STRONG. I AM THE RESISTY.


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#42 Offline mantisgal - Posted April 20 2021 - 1:56 PM

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Yesterday after releasing the Science Outpost, I was rewarded with a fertilized Queen on my doorstep. Hurrah! As it's been over a week since the other Ladies were ensconced in their chambers, I made a new chamber for her in the Bower.

 

Today I Peeked.

 

Lil Miss Lonely has spent the week pulling at her cotton, and a great job of it she did: she was a third of the way through the ball!. She was clearly unhappy so I released her at the entrance of her local nest. After some circling she went inside. I wish her good journey. Perhaps she will be in the next flight.

 

Wing & Wingless have about 6-8 eggs in a clutch, I am hopeful for them. Prenny Lane still has eggs and may have laid fresh ones. Yesterday's catch is settling in to her chamber nicely. Will try to resist until Saturday


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#43 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 27 2021 - 5:05 AM

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Nice! It is okay to look once in a while, but limit it to at least once every week. No more.



#44 Offline mantisgal - Posted May 3 2021 - 7:41 AM

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I checked everyone on Saturday. EVERYONE HAS EGGS.

VERY EXCITING.

added a fertile Quartet during last week, they look good
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#45 Offline mantisgal - Posted Yesterday, 10:49 AM

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Peeked yesterday, the solo Queen was carrying her eggs around, very cute 😍





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