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    Wow. I love mantids, they truely are remarkable creatures. A friend of mine just sent me this link to an amazing story.

    Well, amazing unless you like hummingbirds more than mantids. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Mantid vs. Hummingbird - Guess who won?
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    Mantis -1
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    I always liked Mantids, but only seen two in my whole life, an adult and a nymph. I couldn't capture the nymph, cause I think it's Illegal in New Jersey.

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    You can get some egg casings and raise them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

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    That's pretty cool.
    I saw one about two weeks ago. I was at work and I saw on a catwalk above a huge concrete water holding tank. I tried to catch it so I could release it in a safer area. Before I could catch it, it flew away.

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    Ive kept a few mantids in my time. They are wonderful pets! You can easily get mantids egg cases at garden centres that sell benificial insects. If you want a really cool species, then search around the internet. It will be easy in the states. (Its really hard in canada.)

    i gave my first mantis a little barbie tennis racket i found, And she would hold it in her arm for a while, untill she started waking away again.

    My first manti

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    I saw a show about mantids a while back (couple of years) and they had video of a mantis eating a small snake, and a mouse as well as a hummingbird.
    I've seen a few mantids and I kept one for a while but it ate a LOT so I just let it go after a while.
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    I didn't know they ate stuff like that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    I actually had no idea they could fly [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] But why else would they have wings!DUH! ~Niki~
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