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Old 10-12-2009, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was making my twice a day plant check and had my camera on me. I did not even know this little guy was there until I loaded my pictures onto my computer. I think he was drinking from that water droplet. So after I noticed him I had to crop it and play with it a little bit. Thought I would share. So post yours too for me!

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Is that a bug eating another bug?
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Is that a bug eating another bug?
Sure is! That is a Praying Mantis eating a large grasshopper that had been destroying my rose buds. Nature at it's best!
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MSD beautiful shot on your rose!

WOW! Mitchel that neon orange dragonfly is fantastic (I just love dragonflies), and I am guessing the furry super macro is a bee? And the striped mantis eating a grasshopper! ALL Excellent, Just Awesome!
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and I am guessing the furry super macro is a bee?
It's a close up of this little fellows head. Actually it wasn't so little, maybe 1-1/2 inches long. It was sitting on my finger when I took the picture of it's head!

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Oh a brown moth, and on your finger, very cool! You just never know how they really look until you see a close up like that. Here's another of mine:

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Not a bug...but a buger....check out my photos.....
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Did he eat any Jack?
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I've had praying mantis' in my yard for years
I usually look for them & find them every year
Didn't have as much time to look this year
I've seen them out front & out back
Every year when I cleanout my gardens I look for their egg sacs & save them

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Here is a female Eastern Pondhawk eating another dragonfly (same dragonfly in the OP):

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what about the big kritters?



Not much bigger in the bug world than Theraphosa Blondi......

Or Scolopendra subspinipes "dehanni"

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Dave, what do their egg sacs look like? I don't want to destroy any if possible. I really like praying mantis, I have always thought they look like little aliens. And they always look like they understand what you are saying, the way they turn their heads.

John, I am not so sure I like one dragonfly eating another dragonfly. Still a beautiful photo though!

Steven, I used to have two tarantulas, but one killed the other so I didn't think you could keep them together. Are yours living together, or just together for the picture? Great picture by the way. I don't think I'm so keen on the thousand legged. Do you handle it and is it poisonous? I mean even I can be creeped out, and that one does it, so I guess you win! HA! HA!
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Praying Mantis egg sack. The ones I have bought have been a little smaller than a golf ball.

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Jananas Bananas,

They were co-habitating for a few weeks during breeding season last year. It's not usually a good practice of housing two tarantulas together( a few species are an exception), being the opportunistic predators they are.
Not a centipede fan? They are for looking only. Any animal can be handle, it's not within my comfort zone. Venom is mild(large wasp sting), the mechanical damage by the mandibles is the tough part. They bite many times before fleeing or getting flung across the room. I've been good so far, 40+ species of inverts and no bites or stings.
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Mitchel, it said FORBIDDEN and wouldn't let me view. I will try and google!
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