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JAK Rabbitry

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OH em Gee, that was awesome.

Though the mantic and vietnamese stick guy....are they....did they get dead? They look like they're more on display than alive because of the white background....

I totally found the frogs. Where's my gold star?
 

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JAK Rabbitry wrote:
OH em Gee, that was awesome.

Though the mantic and vietnamese stick guy....are they....did they get dead? They look like they're more on display than alive because of the white background....

I totally found the frogs. Where's my gold star?

They did totally get dead :( My hubby was very sad because he had caught the mantid. There was a horrible altercation between the wood frog and themantid - themantid lost.

The praying mantiscan really look intimidating.It willflare outits wings and rub them vigorously againstit's abdoment, making a very loud hissing sound. It also rocks back and forth, imitating a leaf blowing in the wind (then it stikes its pray). We had a number of them this past year - very cool insect.

The Vietnamese stick probably died of old age - they don't live very long.

You get two gold stars for finding the frogs!



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Great thread!

I keep praying mantids in the summer time, they usually don&#39;t make it through the winter. Our back yard is crawling with babies right now, every tree and plant is coated in &#39;em.

I don&#39;t see stick insects very often but you can get some massive ones in NZ.

 

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minilops wrote:
I keep praying mantids in the summer time, Our back yard is crawling with babies right now

I don&#39;t see stick insects very often but you can get some massive ones in NZ.
Gee,i have not seen a praying mantis for years,i remember when i was a kid and you would find praying mantise&#39;s everywhere........but not anymore.

Pam your little insects are so cool! :D

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Wow, really cheryl? Actually come to think of it, I never saw any on my trip to Australia.

I have some lavender and the mantids just love it, they sit and wait for bees to come along and snatch them up and eat them. I have some pictures of my past pet mantids, I&#39;ll have to fish them out. Our last one was a man eater, we put 5 males in her tank and she ate them all one by one. Only took a day!

Once I found a very rare one, 99% of the mantids here are a type bought over from Africa but I had a native NZ one for a short time.
 

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From my knowledge....female mantises eat the males after mating....the male provides yum yums to the female to sustain her through a pregnancy.

If I ever become a father....I want to be thought of as &#39;&#39;yum yums&#39;&#39;.
 

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A local pet store has a Chilian Rose Tarantula that I have been looking at for months. How difficult have you found the species to be as a first spider? How aggressive is she, and is she fast. I noticed the one in the store makes a lot of web in its cage, do you get to see your spider much, or does she hide?

Oh and they want $49 for her, how much was yours?
 

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Krissa wrote:
A local pet store has a Chilian Rose Tarantula that I have been looking at for months. How difficult have you found the species to be as a first spider? How aggressive is she, and is she fast. I noticed the one in the store makes a lot of web in its cage, do you get to see your spider much, or does she hide?

Oh and they want $49 for her, how much was yours?

The are very easy to care for. Ours was a free rescue -they can be fast and can jump high, but she&#39;s rather easy to get along with.She had bitten her previous owner a couple times.

The tarantulas are nocturnal, so you don&#39;t see them much. It&#39;s common for them to web themselves in during the day - they enjoy a log to hide in.

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Absolutely cool! I would love to have stick insects! I like the hissing cockroaches also! I&#39;ve held them and they feel so delicate on your skin that any thought of the ewwwwwww bug sort of thing goes away - at least for me!

For the longest time we didn&#39;t see the praying mantis here in Indiana. Now, we&#39;ve started getting the population up again and I see at least 4 or 5 babies in my yard each summer! :colors:

I only draw the line at bees....... I&#39;m allergic.
 
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