Mantises mating – a threesome

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    Chrissie Ward
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    Yesterday saw a African mantis "threesome". One large green female, a green male mating with her, and another green male also hanging on to her side – waiting for an opportunity, presumably. They were all on the wall of our house, in Nelson, midday. Two of them died happy …

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    medusa
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    I do not have sufficient permission to access this page…. Quote

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    medusa
    Participant

    I don’t know what is going on, the link tells me I have no authority to access this page???

    #27103

    Jacqui
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    No way, it’s not too late. Any chrysalises from now on will definitely be the ones that overwinter, i.e. the ones we want to tag. The information you need is on the website –

    https://www.monarch.org.nz/projects/taggingtransects/

    There are four pages of instructions which should explain everything, and can be downloaded from that link above. They’re a pdf.

    Tags are now available, but you may have to log in and put a tick in the tagging box (at the bottom of the page of your profile). You can then request tags here:

    https://www.monarch.org.nz/wp-admin/admin.php?page=tag-request

    And once your request is received, your tags will be in the mail the next day. Hope you enjoy the project. It will be great to have you on board.

    Cheers!
    Jacqui

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    medusa
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    Is it too late for me to tag for this brief time this season? as I said, I still have 57 chrysalis yet to emerge.

    #27101

    medusa
    Participant

    Jacqui, I would be delighted to tag next season (my hubby is a scientist and is in awe of my success this year)

    #27100

    Jacqui
    Moderator

    Hi Medusa – would love to have you tagging your butterflies… are you interested?

    #27099

    medusa
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    How interesting Chrissie because yesterday I came across 3 mantis, ( I am in Nelson too) two of them were in my hatching cage, damned if I know how they got in there as it is pretty secure. For my first year I am very proud to have released 147 butterflies so far and with 58 chrysalids,
    still to emerge and 8 J’s and 9 catties at various stages still to grow, the next few weeks are going to be busy.

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