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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jul 28, 2008

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I just think they're

    so cool - the way they look at you, and turn their heads, I think they have feline mannerisms as well as some human mannerisms. I'm pretty sure that's why many people find them so fascinating. We used to keep them as pets, when we lived in a far Eastern country where they were...
    ElspethPseudonym ElspethPseudonym 41-45, F Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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