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Old 09-28-2005, 09:35 AM   #11
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(*smacking my head*) I didn't even think of a terrarium! Great idea, Maidrite!

Allen - great mantis! Aren't they fun to play with? I love how their heads tilt when they look at you.
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:03 AM   #12
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I love praying mantis' - they're so mysterious looking!


We just had one sit on the rear view mirror of our van, and it stayed there through about a 10 mile trip! It was hilarious, and hubbie almost drove off the road a couple of times catching a look at her!
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Old 09-28-2005, 10:09 AM   #13
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We had a small one on our front porch for a couple of days. The kids would go out & just sit there for the longest time looking at it. They are amazing creatures!
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Ive only ever seen them on TV! We dont get exotic things up here
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:58 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I didn't want to get the fish tank out and all that stuff so I let her go. She was in the same spot all day today, good hunting area! They are the most remarkable insects. I love watching them hatch and drop. I was not sure if I could provide the right habitat and would hate to make a mistake and kill her. We bring in some of the monarch catepillars every summer and watch them turn into butterflies but they don't need much care and can sit on the kitchen table where they are always visible! If the mantis keeps coming back to the same spot I'll keep you posted. Mantis's don't live in Canada? Thanks again.
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:34 PM   #16
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This is a very interesting topic. I also like the praying mantis
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