You would think with having little girls we wouldn't end up with pets like this.
This is definitely a girl; she had a mate (that the girls also caught and put in the cage). She hugged him according to my children (mated) then she ate him and laid an egg. Yep, definitely a girl. This is not the same praying-mantis as the other day; that was another one they wanted to keep. I wouldn't let them have that many. Plus this one is bigger and would just end up eating another one.