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#27045 Apr 19th, 2007 at 08:53 PM
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clap i got 2 sacks!!!!whoo hoo!
i was gonna order em but a lady at work told me she seen some in her yard! she brought me in 2 sacks. a sack can hold up to 50 ta 200 eggs! im so excited! i hope i get to see them hatch! lol im tempted to take the jar with me every were i go so i dont miss a thing! lol heres two pics, there not realy good, ill try to get better ones tomarrow
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I'm jealous! I was wanting to order some, just for the novelty. That is so cool. Please, keep us updated! Where did she find them at, anyway?


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those are cool! Keep us updated!


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ksgardnr #27350 Apr 20th, 2007 at 07:41 AM
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thumbup i will
there almost exstinct here, big huge fine if you get cought killing one. there still attached to the pine branches. she found them in a pine tree, and sniped off the pine so not to harm the egg sack. whats cool is when they hatch out of their eggs they will hang to dry themselfs. so hopefuly i can see one drying and get a pic of it :wink:


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you might want to put those pieces of pine in something (like a piece of styrofoam) so that they can get good air circulation - keeping them in a jar (even without the lid) would restrict airflow and you take the risk of mold/fungus forming.

it's been illegal to kill praying mantis in pennsylvania since i was a kid. which i fully agree with. not just because they are endangered, either. they are just one COOL animal!!

i hope you do manage to get some pics when they hatch!


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Joclyn #27575 Apr 20th, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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thumbup thanks joclyn i didnt think of that! will definitly find somthing better to put them in.


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Veryyyyy cool..
I hope you keep takin' pictures to
see the progress..
Can't wait!!!


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heres a better pic, i wanted to get those net lids you put on fish tanks, like for when you have lizards or frogs, but we got company all day saterday. so maybe after work tonight.


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That is still sooooooooo neat!!!!
Thanks for keeping us updated..

How long do you think before they hatch???????


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weezie13 #29328 Apr 23rd, 2007 at 10:38 AM
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from what i looked up on them, once warm weather starts they can hatch in 8 weeks. im keepin them in the window sill so they get lots of sun. :)


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lol tonya that funny! they look wierd but are the most awsome bugs to have in your garden,
triss i'll put them outside when i get a set up for em. it wouldnt bother me them being in the house, except id be scared of running em over with the sweeper. or somthing like that.


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I remember when we first came over from England, and we had just bought this house we are in now, on the outside glass front porch door was a Praying Mantis, had know idea what it was, I thought it was one of those joke rubber insects that you frighten people with, so I picked it up, and was laughing, until it moved, I think I passed out, it was such a shock, thank goodness I did'nt kill it, I mean it was big, at least 3inches long. We do not have insects like that in England.


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shock realy? wow! englands missing out!
lol it woulda freaked me out too if i picked somthing up thinking it was a toy and it moved!
my uncle use to hold them in his hand and they would crawl all over him, we use to have so much fun watching when we were kids,

they still havent hatched,


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do you have them outside?


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Hi everyone,


I have some great photos of an adult praying mantis praying mantis....
He was on my front door area one day after work..... I had to go in the back door (of course I grabbed the camera) I took pictures from the inside of the house (looking out)
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and then the outside (looking in).....
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They certanly are freaky but cool...and well worth our respect..... thumbup

Here's a link to more pm's on my photo bucket
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m148/Charlie7_01/critters/Praying%20Mantis/

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grin those are awsome pic kratz !

clapthey hatched! i acualy seen em crawl out the egg and hang! it was was cool!they didnt hang for every long only about 50 so far. most are already loose in the yard!
boohoomy good dig isnt working, so i tried the cheap one and the pics are way to blury i stuck them in a biger thing and a bunch took off, man are they fast! i ran to the gas station and got one of the throw away cams, ill get it developed and see how they turn out, i cant belive i just paid 13 bucks for a one time use camara! lol hope the pics turn out



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