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Found a praying mantis eating bugs.
I have never seen one on Baccy before He is brown also. I gots to get me more of thems.
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Wife is scared of them but i cannot help liking any living thing that HUNTS for its food. Call it mutual respect.
 

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Wife is scared of them but i cannot help liking any living thing that HUNTS for its food. Call it mutual respect.
Yeah mantis are cool bugs..we used to play with them as kids...they're a pretty well seeing bug..that'll follow your finger when you move it around.
...and feed them flys just to see them kill it..arnt kids lovely (like putting blow flys on a cotton leash)ahaha
 

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They bite off the males head when breeding , Ouch!!
They do eat aphids .
Yes they do bite . I was bitten once and swelled up some , about like a wasp sting .

Have you ever seen a walking stick ???
 

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They bite off the males head when breeding , Ouch!!
They do eat aphids .
Yes they do bite . I was bitten once and swelled up some , about like a wasp sting .

Have you ever seen a walking stick ???
Yes. Another bug with "coolness" .
 

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I like the bugs or at least some but they are not plentiful like they used to be . Praying mantis , walking sticks , butter flies and dragon flies , seem to be disappearing .
Every year I could find a cicada shell on a catalpa tree and now it is rare .
 

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I like the bugs or at least some but they are not plentiful like they used to be . Praying mantis , walking sticks , butter flies and dragon flies , seem to be disappearing .
Every year I could find a cicada shell on a catalpa tree and now it is rare .
I see you guys have bigger stick insects over there... ours are about 20-25 cm max (the girls are biggest)
 

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I bet Ive spent a hundred $ on mantis egg cases over the years. They go up in the tree tops and I see them in the spring and fall.
 

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Mantis eggs you can buy. Ive bought them at garden centers and catlogs. Ive also bought lady bugs with little sugsess.
 
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