Do praying mantises count as 'other pets and livestock?'

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by StarLover21, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because I'm hatching two eggcases :) That's going to be alot of praying mantises! I'll let most of them go after a day or two, of course, because they will eat eachother. But I'm planning on keeping a few. Apparentally they can actually be tamed and will eat from your fingers, ect. So has anybody done this before?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    When I was a young girl, I found a praying mantis egg sac, and I kept it in one of those steel Bandaid boxes until it hatched, then I released all the babies into my mom's flower bed. It was just fascinating! So many little green babies came out of that egg sac! Truly tiny miniatures!

    If you could share pics, that would be wonderful!

    Sharon
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I just found two sac's yesterday in the yard, just watching, has to be really warm for them to hatch. I don't think you can tame a bug. [​IMG]
     
  4. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    you can, but tame the females, not the males, the males will attack and bite (blame the females because when it is breeding season, lets say many, many, many males die after having some "fun" [​IMG] )
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually everything I've read says they do tame and get used to human handling. I hope so! I hope yours hatch!
     
  6. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure they count. Some of the more ornate species look like they should be in the Aliens and Extraterrestrial section though.
    http://justpaste.it/66i
     
  7. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    EP! *hides* that IS scary!
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    [​IMG]Are those...real? [​IMG]
     
  10. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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