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praying mantis pods

May 31, 2009

praying mantis pod

A bunch of praying mantis pods were recovered from the burn pile yesterday.  The pods were attached to last year’s bamboo growth and were cutout when the grove was thinned.  Ronna found them in the brush pile and saved them because she thinks they’re beautiful.  They’re now nicely displayed on our kitchen table as an interesting conversation piece.

praying mantis pods

We got to talking about them and wondered if there were still mantis babies inside.  This caused Don and I to search for information online about praying mantis lifecycles.  We found this short video on youtube:

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  1. Maria permalink*
    June 2, 2009 12:09 am

    When I saw this on the table today I thought they were dried flowers or something! But they do look great in the Jesus candle.

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