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    A sad photo

    I'm normally happy to see my VFT catching things but I did feel quite sad to see it catch this:





    Ah well, one mantis after a year is not so bad I guess...

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    awww.....the poor thing...

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    Looks like he's just barely caught, maybe you can free him...

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    It looks like he is still alive...as yaric said, perhaps you could free him?

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    its an adult too, holy crap! what sp. other mantis lovers?
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    Oh man! I would free that thing in a heartbeat! I'm not sure what species it is but its definetly an adult.
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    Just leave it be.

    In all probability you'll end up tearing or cutting the leaf to get it open. If you manage to release the insect without inadvertently killing it yourself it has probably suffered enough internal injuries that it will soon afterwards anyway.

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    how can you tell its an adult?
    it cant be more than 1 inch long..

    I would just gently open the trap to let it go..
    should be easy to pry the trap apart without harming the mantis..

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