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Thread: There's a praying mantis on my vft

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    I walked outside to check on my VFTs this morning and as I was cuddling them, I noticed that there was this rather large praying mantis on my oldest flytrap! This flytrap having some sort of trap deformation problem, alarms went off in my head because I thought that this little bugger might be munching on my plant.

    However, a quick search on Google calmed my fears by revealing that the praying mantis eats bugs and such - like aphids!

    So... hopefully this mantis is eatting the icky aphids that I'm convinced are eatting my plant, and all shall be well. I just hope that the mantis knows what he's doing, and doesn't trigger a trap =P

    Oh - and here are some photos (will open in new windows):
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    *pats his newly found mantis*

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    I love mantids, Sometimes I even buy egg cases and stick them out in my yard![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I don't think they would eat aphids though, only when they're babies, when there big they will eat flies and stuff that your plants could have ate [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Oh, how CUTE! I love mantids. I should buy an egg case and set 'em loose in the yard....
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    I love mantids! I wish you could get them in the U.K! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    That's awesome. Mantids are so cool. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    You can get them in the UK starman! There all over the place! I found a place!The place [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Awww....he's so cute...and taste looking...wait...ignore that last comment.
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    Arrow

    Mantids are awesome insects.

    I have found a few in the past in m yard. Whenever there around, I wack a few wasps and hand feed them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] (A fun experience.)

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