Mezmerizing slo-mo of young praying mantises in action


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Zounds, haven’t seen pole action like that since the last time I rented Showgirls.

Mantises make great pets too, though they are short lived. You can feed them flies you catch with a net, or anything else that moves for that matter. It’s fascinating to watch them stalk. We once fed one a grasshopper that was bigger than it was! We order common mantis egg cases for the yard, but there’s a whole world of hobbyists selling and trading exotic mantoids like walking sticks and leaves.

Also mesmerizing:

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