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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Sep 14, 2018.
Always loved these things, makes me wish I had a macro lens.
They are sooooo cooooool ! We used to bring in ladybugs and Mantis for the greenhouses. Thousands and thousands. Still to this day our garden(on the location of some of the dismantled greenhouses) is filled to the brim with Mantis. The lady bugs didn’t really take off outside. So much more fun to look at then cans of Orthene !
Good pics even without the macro..
We have a large plot of Bee Balm and every year when they are in bloom, they are full of Mantises.
I picked one up off my hot porch in the sun last week and carried him to the wooded lot in the shade behind my house . (they are strong)
Remember, they all need lovin
Nice pics, I love the mantis'!
One cool thing is they seem to have the intelligence to tell the difference between your hand and face, where they will seemingly look you in the eye.
Most bugs either view a person as terrain or view a hand as a creature or just an embodied threat, and miss the part that's looking at them.
Recent alien sightings!
I found a couple more
I forget who posted that here first but have been laughing.
Ray stopped by to say hey
As a child, an old girlfriend of mine found a "cocoon" outside and put it in the old mayonnaise jar with holes punched in the top and took it to school so that she and her classmates could witness the exit of a butterfly. As it turns out, the blessed event occurred over a weekend, and it wasn't a cocoon, but a mantis egg sack. They returned on Monday to a classroom filled with tiny baby mantis'. The teacher was not pleased.
In my late teens I worked in a chevron station in Cache creek BC on graveyards, one of my duties was to clean the bathrooms I went to the mens and sitting on the wall was something like this , startled the bejeezers out ofme at first ,
you could feed a family of 6 with this thing!
imagine something like this hitting you in the visor at high speed on your early morning coffee run. it would probably mug you for your coffee!
I can think of things a whole lot scarier than that, that you can encounter at night in a service station bathroom.
I was once painting a small shed on the roof of which were hundreds of baby praying mantises. They would all move in unison reacting to my movements (or the wind or some music I couldn’t hear). Very cool. The big ones terrify me.
It's still here, been here all day.