Our names are Zoe and Syd and we are Evolution & Ecology majors at The Ohio State University. Our house is filled with lovely creature pets that we care for as if they were our own flesh and blood. We have a crested gecko, ball python, blue tongue skink and many fish. Our little nymph babies were a welcome addition to our ever growing zoo.
What species are our mantids? I’m glad you asked! We are currently waiting for the nymphs to grow a little larger before we can accurately identify them. There are 3 praying mantis species in Ohio, heres some more info:
We will be releasing the majority of the mantids and comfortably keeping a few in our tank and containers. Hopefully, we will be able to keep at least one male and one female to breed them in the fall and continue our family.