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I Love Praying Mantis

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    New Births

    This will be the second season that we have Mantis's! There must have been another egg pod that hatched recently. They are of varying sizes and colors, green, brown and even a "blond" one. We are having terrible rain storms here in Southern Cal., I worry that the Mantis' will be...
    marilynmantis marilynmantis 41-45, F Jan 21, 2010

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    Who Said He's Praying?

    Maybe, just maybe, it's the slowest applause in the world!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    Bug

    They're my mom's favorite insect. I have no idea why, she just thinks they are the best animal in the whole world. So I thought I'd join this group and dedicate that picture to her. Of course, she doesn't know about it....
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F Jul 28, 2008

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    When I Was A Kid Grasshoppers + Locust

    My discovery of this real world and how a bit of fantasy makes intuitiveness fill in with its mystics and wonders.  Just as all kids and it was with me at the age of 6 in Tucson, Arizona 1961 that of going to the outside of the house, I would see Grasshoppers and...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jan 22, 2010

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    I Kept One When I Was Nine

     i think their neat.and they are very helpfull because thy catch other insects.so yeah,i love em
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Jun 29, 2009

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    True Love

    Within the past year I have become somewhat obsessed with Praying Mantis'. We hatched a egg pod in my neighbors yard. This is the second year we are seeing them. The babies are so cute, with their football shaped heads turning from side to side. We have had a string of losses...
    marilynmantis marilynmantis 41-45, F Nov 6, 2009

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    So People Ask Me...

    One hot summers day, my mother called me outside with my camera. So I bought it with me and went into the backyard, and I took photographs of it, and it looked right at the camera. I posted those lovely pictures on my deviantart page, and everyones constantly asking me, 'how...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Standing Date With Praying Mantis Friend

    For two years, I lived in the beautiful town of Mariposa, California. While staying with a magnanimous friend for a few months, I took on watering her garden every morning. I really enjoy this chore and singing to the plants and the birds and trees. A few days into my stay...
    smess smess 26-30 Jan 20, 2011

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    I Need To Find A Praying Mantis

    Well When I was little I saw a praying mantis for the first and last time on my house. I'm 13 now and I love praying mantis. I would like to know where I can find one or where I can find an egg sac or nymph. I live in Yonkers, New York which is near NYC if there are any places...
    samchi12312 samchi12312 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2009

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    Praying Mantis

    That was the name of a band my friend played in, they never really made it in England, but they had a large following in Japan.
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M Jan 22, 2012

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    Friendly One

    Well I just saw this group come up in the activity section and it brought to mind a story. Acouple years ago at work a few of us were sitting on the ground having lunch. A praying mantis walked out of the treeline ,crawled up my one buddys leg and sat on his knee. Well...
    jillian222 jillian222 56-60, T 4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Amazing Little Creatures

    Just look at the picture of this amazing little creature.  Looks like it's ready for battle!!!  I thought I already had a story written on the Praying Mantis but I can't find it.  Maybe I just commented on someone's story and I thought I written one, lol!!! ...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    I Like Unique Pets

    I was just trying to kill time and wanted a unique pet, so I youtubed praying mantis because I remembered them from a bruce lee movie "enter the dragon" I found alot of videos on them, I couldn't believe an insect could take down so much larger prey. I also liked the idea of an...
    citrusk citrusk 41-45, M Sep 1, 2012

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    I Believe All Creatures Ser...

    I believe all creatures serve a purpose on earth. No matter how small. No matter how discusting, every living being plays their part. Praying mantis though are just cool little creatures.
    BTK316 BTK316 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Coolest Of Bugs

    Well maybe not TECHNICALLY bugs, but they are super cool. It's also proper to spell it preying or praying.
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M Apr 29, 2012

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    I Was Munched On By A Praying Mantis & I Still Love Them!

    When I was young, my Dad was photographing an adult female who was particularly defensive and on my hand. Dad was trying to get a side view of her in the attack mode, but she was turning around with him as he moved to get the side view photo of her. I lifted up my little finger...
    insectlady insectlady 56 5 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    I was cutting the grass along the house

    and I thought some had blown back on me as it was spitting out the side. I continued to cut the grass. To my shock at first and then my utter amazement I noticed out of the corner of my eye it was a large Praying Mantis that was know sitting on my shoulder looking dead at me. I...
    Eventhorizon75 Eventhorizon75 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Pest Control

    Evidently one of our neighbors purchased a bunch of mantis eggs to use for his garden.  Now we have tons of them around our yard.  It's awesome to watch them stalk the other bugs.  And if you pick one up and talk to it, it'll look at you like it really understands...
    RazrGoth RazrGoth 22-25, T 5 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    This Isn't a Group I Expected to Find!

    When I was a child there was a mantis that lived on our back porch. Was a first pet of sorts. It was named Herman (though I don't know that it was even a male) and ended up getting HUGE. As an adult, I still think they're pretty awesome. No matter what they do it always looks...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Instead Of Working -

    I am the neighbor of MarilynMantis. As Marilyn says, we are on our second season of Mantis Love and have found it to be a compelling way to spend hours and hours of time we could be working, but . . . I found a nest in the yard in '09 October and put it in a dry spot so the...
    mothermantis mothermantis 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Ive had 4 humming bird feeders out since early fall and love to sit outside and just watch the little birds.One evening I noticed that there was a Praying Mantis on 3 of the four...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. So she went to check it...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    We all thought about it once or twice Its funny I never thought that Id be homeless I used to walk by them, now Im living on the corners Stretching for a touch of a hand, a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 28

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    Stay by Sugarland I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call It's just another call from home And you'll...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm praying that you're okay and that you are safe and that people are treating you well. May God be with you and God Bless! Stay focused, stay strong and continue to be a...
    sweetaura sweetaura 26-30 1 day ago

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    I am a child of Grace showing the purity of face with prayerful hands of Love I do come before the pure essence of God What do you see a humble servent of Me toiling, working, and...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Oct 2

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    God gave me the sunshine, then showed me my lifeline I was told it was all mine, then I got laid on the late line What a day, what a day and your Jesus really died for me Then...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Sep 28

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    "Well isn't this exactly where you'd like me, I'm exactly where you'd like me, you know; praying for love in a lap dance, and paying in naivety" - panic! At the disco But it's...
    makaiajane makaiajane 16-17, F Sep 30

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    I often have more love than I know what to do with.I once made out with my snowboard................. umn... yeah lolWish I had better outlets for my passion, creativity, and mind...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    May your day be filled with lots of Love and Light...My you all know that you are all Loved and cared about...May your needs be meant and may all negativity be absorbed as the sun...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    This story isn't true but cute Greenlee tells Ryan she's pregnant! Then they tell Ryans brother. Greens calls Ryan! Up here says greenlee . Theyve been married for 2 years. What...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Oct 13

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    Young Enough To Try Humming House The counting on the calendar is numbering my nerves. Am I old enough, old enough, To leave all this Synergy and drive down a different dream...
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Van Morrison - Moondance It was pitch black when I set off this morning, and this song was just going round and round in my head. Moondance anyone? Tim McGraw - Live Like You...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Oct 17

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    I've been searching, wondering, thinking. Lost and looking all my life. I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated. I've wrestled wrong and right. I've been reading, writing...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have had many friends in my life, some true and others not. However, I still feel that I would like to have that one good lifelong friend to laugh with about our great...
    queenruth queenruth 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE (6:15am)I've been waiting for the sunrisePatientlyListening to the orchestra of my birds outsideThey play so many instrumentsIt never seizes to amaze me.I...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    At thirty thousand feet a plane lost all its engines and power. As it plummeted to the ground below the aircraft began to pick up speed shaking and shuddering in its decent. The...
    thefisch thefisch 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    "A drop in the ocean,a change in the weather.i was praying that you and me might end up together,it's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert,but I'm holding you close,cause...
    Imkenzie1010 Imkenzie1010 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't hate the philippines but then again, I don't like it. Please do something to make this country a better place!!! When I was in college I didn't give a ****. Only when I...
    mdkp mdkp 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I take back a lot of what I said about love...Ive made a previous post stating the different types of love but what I am getting ready to discuss supersedes that post. As Ive now...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 1 Response 34 mins ago

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    Cartier is one of the best known and best established makers of fine jewellery in the world. The famous French designer has been coming up with new and innovative designs for many...
    montre2013 montre2013 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him" - Genesis 2:18 The way some women criticize their partners...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Bring the drugs baby I could bring my pain I got my heart right here I got my scars right here Bring the cups baby I could bring the drink Bring your body baby I could bring you...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    S£x.... that word covers a multitude of sins. I am unable to separate s£x and love. For me, the former is an extension of the latter. Don't misunderstand me, I love to f#*k as...
    OlicityForever OlicityForever 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Never had love...Forever maybe.. Nobody loves me... I always try love someone ,I think I can have love back to me..But this is actually usually opposite to my thoughts .. I should...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    =))) The date xD he picked me up at 8:55 :v lol and i wore a skirt and a white shirt. First, we ate breakfast nothing happened much ;)) just talking and talking.. and yeah i lied...
    niallsgirl1504 niallsgirl1504 16-17, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Of course i need it, since i can remember i need it, but after 30 years waiting for that to finally happen, i realized it won't happen to me, and it's ok, i aceppt it and i still...
    schmetterlingmx schmetterlingmx 26-30, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I love drugs I love drugs I love drugs
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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