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I Love Praying Mantis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 95 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Preying mantis sitting atop my thumb Beauty had gathered and surely formed Very interesting .. Green creature Thought I'd share this wondrous feature -nat
    NatCat84 NatCat84 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    The Wailing Wall A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau takes an apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when she looks out, she sees an old Jewish man praying...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    The pic attached to this made me laugh, which is only clearly viewable by hand held devices ( ahhh ep should fix site where pc or phn users could views pics no matter what is used...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M Feb 13

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    “You hate that you feel so deeply, because he never wanted to drink from what you had to offer. Do you not know? Do you not know that any man would be so lucky as to have someone...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 21 Responses Feb 18

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    Well, two people actually. My ex was one. My friend was the other. My ex and I met at 14. We were together until about 19. We had a daughter together. He was my best friend and...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I fell in love with my gay best friend. We met at work and became very close because of some common friends. He was the guy who makes me laugh and was always there for me. The...
    ste327 ste327 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Someday by Codie Prevost "Breaking like an ocean wave Hoping just to reach the shore Praying for the light of day To show the way out of this storm You been tossed about lost...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Back in the early 1970's parenting was a whole lot different then today. "Tough Love" was well practiced. No kid wanted his dad involved if he got into hot water. Extreme fear...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Say anything -plea(ft haley Williams and Kenny vasoli) Please run, please run Please run away with me Please come, please come Please come and stay with me I don't know what to...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F Feb 8

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    I married my scorpio man 6 months ago and landed the catch of a lifetime !!!! It is No easy task dating a Scorpio Man . They like their love interest to have an air of mystery...
    christmasjones christmasjones 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I absolutely love the snow. Seeing as I am from the south, Georgia to be exact; we mostly get black ice, but this time we were blessed with snow. I'm praying it doesn't turn into...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always have my children help me put the groceries away while I'm repackaging and separating meat, fish and poultry. They know the system and they know I'm particular about order...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I made some really good smoked ribs last Wednesday in my Weber Smokey Mountain. They were delicious. Today I put on a pork butt. Before I put it on though, I had a mishap with the...
    CharlieJaybird CharlieJaybird 36-40, M Feb 4

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    Santa went to temple & saw people puting coin in box & praying Santa: Wow! How amazing. People are talking to God through coin phone without receiver
    coolguy5544 coolguy5544 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I feel so distant and disconnected I feel invisible and I long for a place in the world to fit in. I want to find that companion that was designed for me The one who loves me in...
    Lovinglover Lovinglover 26-30, F Feb 6

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    A young man goes into a drug store to buy condoms. The pharmacist tells him that the condoms come in packs of three, nine, or 12, and asks which ones the young man wants. "Well...
    NicoleHere NicoleHere 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    We have all heard what we wanted to hear "Truth" that sounds right to our ears But what wisdom is there within us To live based on the feeling of our hearts How many times has...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F Feb 9

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    It's whispered from a tractor on a flat Midwestern plain The fields are dry and dusty, there is no sign of rain It floats out a kitchen window, somewhere in the south If the river...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M Feb 10

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    Tonight I am trying to pass the time as I do not want to leave my mothers side. She is in a coma and has been unresponsive for 2 days. I am praying she wakes up.
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 15 Responses Feb 12

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    "Half my squad in the armed forces, I remember coolin when the air scorching in our air forces, but now they sporting combat boots, fighting for what they believe and refusing to...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M Feb 17

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    Santa went to temple & saw people puting coin in box & praying Santa: Wow! How amazing. People are talking to God through coin phone without receiver
    coolguy5544 coolguy5544 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    A few thoughts and reactions on WWE's new PPV Fastlane: SPOILERS (duh) When I heard that WWE was replacing Elimination Chamber with a normal PPV I was shocked considering Royal...
    Tien101 Tien101 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Love Lockdown" [Verse:] I'm not loving you, the way I wanted to What I had to do, had to run from you I'm in love with you but the vibe is wrong And that haunted me, all the way...
    LanaKane101 LanaKane101 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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