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By teocali
My Giant Chinese Praying Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia sinensis) escaped and flew into the bedroom, landing on the bedspread. A very unscientifically set up full frame "grab shot" which I felt really did this fascinating creature justice Smile He is very tame and loves sitting on your hand or head!
Pros: Easy to keep, no vets bills
Cons: Short lifespan(8-12months), catching live prey as opposed to home cultured fruit flies! Wink

My thanks for your C&Cs on my last image - always very much appreciated Smile

Tags: Captive Nature Male Insect Pet Close-up and macro Boo Humourandfun Giant Chinese Praying Mantis Tenodera aridfolia sinensis

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franken Plus
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10 Jul 2014 8:49AM


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paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
10 Jul 2014 9:04AM
Wow! I love that! Brilliant result. Memorable.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
10 Jul 2014 10:40AM
Looks scary. - gary
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2014 11:06AM
Stunning focus work...
A fabulous macro! Grin
bluesandtwos 8 330 1 England
10 Jul 2014 1:02PM
Excellent!!! Grin

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Jul 2014 2:10PM
Wow! Walking right to you. Scary looking. Excellent image.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
10 Jul 2014 11:23PM
Wonderful - looks to be in an aggresive stance Sylvia.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
11 Jul 2014 11:17AM
Very Happy to make this fantastic image 30….

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Jul 2014 9:24PM
A most amusing image Sylvia, what a comical pose from this little creature.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2014 11:24PM
Very original shot and presentation Sylvia. Woks well.

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