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Title: New Mantis
Description: Which mantis

Jayesh - April 18, 2006 12:39 PM (GMT)
Which mantis is good? I have seen flower, dead leaf and praying mantises in my local pet shop.

Robyn - April 18, 2006 02:44 PM (GMT)
I've never had a mantis but we have praying mantises outside. They are really neat insects!

Jayesh - May 30, 2006 08:16 AM (GMT)
The flower ones are very beautiful.

firstgradeteacher - June 2, 2006 10:42 PM (GMT)
Can you really buy mantises in a local pet shop? I would love to find one, my students have been studying them, and just LOVE this insect... it has been one of their favorite to study, but one of the only insects, that we've studied, that we haven't actually seen upclose/in the classroom... that and the walking stick...

Robyn - June 4, 2006 01:12 AM (GMT)
I've never seen a mantis for sale in a pet shop. I suspect where they do sell them, they are selling exotic tropical species and not the US native praying mantis. I don't know if there are laws governing collection of wild praying mantids but around here, they are easy to find.

Jayesh - June 4, 2006 01:01 PM (GMT)
I live in the Uk so we call USA mantises exotic.

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