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    intriguing.

    Mantids are pretty cool. I had one as a pet a few years back.
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    YES! I knew these topic would come around someday... *lol*

    I have had 2 in my lifetime, I just love these creatures. Once when I was young, I was a Praying Mantis for Halloween. :-/

    I currently have one now actually. I've had him for around a month now. He was a nymph and now is around 3-4in.

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    Praying mantis are cool! I used to collect them when I was a kid. I had no idea that they were capable of doing in a hummingbird! I though they just ate bugs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] There was one residing on the new lab building just the other day.

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    They are pretty common where I am(CA) but some years they seem more abundant than others. Either way you could put your hand over one and not see it if you aren't observing carefully. I remember one time I carelessly pulled at a daylily bloom and a mantid jumped onto my hand.

    I'm surprised the mantid actually had the guts to take something like a hummingbird but looking at the photos it looks like an even match.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Didnt know they could do that,fairplay.never kept one but i do have a soft spot for such an accomplished hunter.
    Bye for now Julian

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