Tag Archives: Mantis

How can I raise praying mantids inside during winter?

Written by Joe Ballenger I found a praying mantis egg sac on the small trellis of a potted plant I brought inside for the winter. The plant has started growing on the trellis again, so I can’t remove it. If … Continue reading

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Update to previous post: Unlikely Sisters

Written by Joe Ballenger We try to keep track of new developments with the posts we write, so that people can keep up with what’s going on in science. So if there’s a really significant update to something we’ve written … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger … Fighting Mantis

Written by Nancy Miorelli I love this project because sometimes we get completely ┬árandom but interesting questions. Like where Mantis Kung Fu came from. Turns out there’s two distinct styles and many sub styles within them, so the answer is … Continue reading

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The Daily Catch: Patience and Spring Traps

Written by Nancy Miorelli The other day I received an email from a former student about the persistence and strength demonstrated by praying mantises. Yes, she did say birds. It is pretty amazing when you think about how mantises┬ácan capture … Continue reading

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Why do Mantids Only Have One Ear?

Written by Joe Ballenger In my opinion, one of the more interesting questions about mantids we received concerns how they hear. As humans, we have two independently functioning ears which are located on our head. This works very well for … Continue reading

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