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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-05 10:28 AM
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17. That's very cool
We have a bunch of landscaping at the new house, and I have no idea what most of those plants are, except pretty :D. No trace of neat insects, but I haven't looked.
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  -Baby Praying Mantis! mutley_r_us  Jun-25-05 09:38 AM   #0 
  - I think it's a *preying* mantis  billyskank   Jun-25-05 09:40 AM   #1 
  - Wikipedia knows all  primate1   Jun-25-05 10:26 AM   #16 
     - Great information!  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:30 AM   #18 
  - Yeah, but they grow up to be man-eating harlots  Spinzonner   Jun-25-05 09:40 AM   #2 
  - As it should be.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 09:48 AM   #9 
  - Is it?  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 09:41 AM   #3 
  - Hmmm. Not sure.  billyskank   Jun-25-05 09:43 AM   #4 
     - I saw one site that said it's spelled either way.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 09:45 AM   #6 
     - The dictionary get one hit for "Praying Mantis"  Spinzonner   Jun-25-05 09:46 AM   #8 
  - We found DOZENS of egg cases last fall.  BiggJawn   Jun-25-05 09:43 AM   #5 
  - I know the females will eat the males after mating.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 09:45 AM   #7 
  - I think it's just the females eating the males after mating  fortyfeetunder   Jun-25-05 10:35 AM   #20 
  - Ha! They prefer the single mom lifestyle.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:37 AM   #21 
  - no, they're visual predators who will eat virtually any insect...  mike_c   Jun-25-05 11:37 AM   #30 
  - wow. you know a lot about these guys.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 11:39 AM   #31 
  - lol-- I'm an entomologist....  mike_c   Jun-25-05 12:04 PM   #32 
     - That explains it.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 12:17 PM   #34 
     - and, in the second picture, why is his rear end curled up like that?  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 12:23 PM   #36 
        - who knows...?  mike_c   Jun-25-05 12:47 PM   #40 
  - "so the male's body continues to copulate even after his head is destroyed  kanrok   Jun-25-05 01:37 PM   #48 
  - Actually, sexual cannibalism among praying mantis'  eyepaddle   Jun-25-05 12:52 PM   #41 
     - yeah, you're right-- that bimodal male repro strategy...  mike_c   Jun-25-05 08:13 PM   #52 
  - Sometimes DURING Mating  Crisco   Jun-25-05 12:24 PM   #37 
  - Interesting fetish!  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 12:25 PM   #38 
  - When they're very young they do.  BiggJawn   Jun-25-05 02:04 PM   #50 
  - that's why they're only marginal commercial biocontrol agents....  mike_c   Jun-25-05 11:31 AM   #28 
     - Well, I hope that at least one of these guys decides to stick around.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 11:32 AM   #29 
        - Had one for months  dogonarug   Jun-25-05 12:55 PM   #42 
           - That's sad!  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 12:58 PM   #43 
           - Maybe, or old age  dogonarug   Jun-25-05 01:07 PM   #44 
              - Thats about it I guess  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 01:17 PM   #45 
           - My daughter made friends with one a couple of summers ago  kanrok   Jun-25-05 01:40 PM   #49 
  - Nifty! :)  kedrys   Jun-25-05 09:57 AM   #10 
  - Thanks!  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:00 AM   #11 
  - That's very cool  kedrys   Jun-25-05 10:28 AM   #17 
     - Well apparently some garden stores sell  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:31 AM   #19 
        - Really? Do they eat mosquitoes, by chance?  kedrys   Jun-25-05 10:39 AM   #22 
           - the young ones probably eat a few mosquitos every now and then...  mike_c   Jun-25-05 12:09 PM   #33 
              - As long as I have a specialist on the line...  kedrys   Jun-25-05 12:18 PM   #35 
                 - mosquito control is largely a landscape problem....  mike_c   Jun-25-05 12:41 PM   #39 
                    - Last summer, we tried one of those new CO2-  DemBones DemBones   Jun-25-05 01:31 PM   #46 
                    - sorry, I had to leave shortly after that last reply....  mike_c   Jun-25-05 08:07 PM   #51 
                    - Thanks for the tips!  kedrys   Jun-25-05 01:33 PM   #47 
  - When they're newly hatched they're  enlightenment   Jun-25-05 10:11 AM   #13 
     - Wow!  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:13 AM   #14 
  - Those are so cool  Jara sang   Jun-25-05 10:11 AM   #12 
  - I've always liked praying mantises  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 10:14 AM   #15 
  - I just found another one.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 11:10 AM   #23 
  - seems like a good omen to me  libodem   Jun-25-05 11:14 AM   #24 
  - That's how I'll look at it.  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 11:26 AM   #27 
  - Yuck! Cool, but yuck! I am one who just has an aversion to crawly  MrsGrumpy   Jun-25-05 11:17 AM   #25 
  - I don't like spiders and some other bugs  mutley_r_us   Jun-25-05 11:25 AM   #26 
  - The Mantis is the coolest bug  HeeBGBz   Jun-25-05 08:15 PM   #53 
 

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