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Cuervo25_1

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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:59 pm

Update: from the ones I hatched several egg sacks was layed around our house. This year i seen at least two different ones each time I went outside. Today I get home and witness two "having at it" so more for next year MUAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:50 pm

These guys are all over my yard. The biggest I have come across (pictured) was in 2011. I came across three this year, which means there are a lot more out there. They love the roses.


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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:04 pm

That one is a female, soon she will find a mate and then lay an eggsack. I was amazed that the two I caught doing the nasty went at it for hours. Not only that the male did not get eaten!
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Cuervo25_1 wrote:
That one is a female, soon she will find a mate and then lay an eggsack. I was amazed that the two I caught doing the nasty went at it for hours. Not only that the male did not get eaten!
Cuervo, how do you tell male from female?
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:48 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Cuervo25_1 wrote:
That one is a female, soon she will find a mate and then lay an eggsack. I was amazed that the two I caught doing the nasty went at it for hours. Not only that the male did not get eaten!
Cuervo, how do you tell male from female?
The size of the abdomen,females have about double the size or more abdomens than males of roughly the same length. Next time I find a couple I will post pics of the differance.
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:45 pm

Praying Mantis Kung Fu.  Kiiiaaiii!

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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:03 pm

Doing the nasty





female side view, note how much the abdomen sticks out below the wings




female bottom view, It is hard to see but there are 6 wide segments, males have 8 narrow segments



two of the egg sacks, seen 4 others as well.



when first layed the sacks also known as oothecas look like spit, but soon hardens to about the consistancy of foam like great stuff sealant. They vary in size and amount of eggs inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Golden orb weavers are everywhere down here and those wolf spiders are bloody rampant.
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:54 pm

loco pony wrote:
Golden orb weavers are everywhere down here and those wolf spiders are bloody rampant.
Orb weavers are cool. We have Black Widows and Daring Jumping Spiders with the cool metallic green mandibles.

Cuervo, that's great that they're breeding in your yard. You my friend need a good macro lense. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Praying Manti   Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:25 am

[quote="Hermit"]My favorite spider in my gardens.  Orchid Spider.
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Oh my goodness what a beautiful spider. The color of the legs is so pretty, looks like they are made of glass.
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