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    Mantis meets cricket, with predictable results...(pic)

    My blog today features a series of photos of my new European mantis (Mantis religiosa) feeding on a domestic cricket. I hadn’t kept a mantid for many years and had forgotten just how interesting they are. It is fascinating how incredibly efficient and fast they are at consuming a good sized insect.

    If you are squeamish about bug guts you might want to avoid looking at the picture below. Somehow I don’t think that will be a problem for the folks on this forum!

    Cheers,
    EC
    www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

    feeding mantid 7 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    Great pic as always Ernie.

    But who knew that a cricket would have such a creamy filling?




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    Crickets in my favourite state - dismembered and mostly eaten because they're gross

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    Nice pic! Why the cream?

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    reassemble stephanie

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    Cool photo!

    Crunchy outside, soft gooey interior -- not unlike a Hersey's ROLO. heh



    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    I was gonna say Cadbury Creme Egg!

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    Awesome pic

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