New Praying Mantis
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New Praying Mantis

Got a praying mantis today. I believe it's an adult female Mantis religiosa. Her name is Jade. We had these in my classroom when I was little but this is the first time I'm going to try my hand at raising them. Really enjoying her so far!
I too was fascinated by them as a kid. We had a bush in the backyard that seemed to attract them. I watched them snag butterflies off of the flowers. I hope your endeavor works out for you. I don’t keep them because they have such a short life span. I’d be bumming regularly at the loss.
 
That is a draw back. I guess I'll just try to help her last bit of time here be a really nice time. Hopefully, she'll live a while longer than she would have if she were living outside :).
 

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