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Praying mantis

Post by sujin007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 am

These insects are not the only fratricide invertebrates .. These predatory insects are famous because of their nightmarish sexual habits..

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:01 am

The female often eats the male after sex, or even during sex, usually starting by biting off the unfortunate lover’s head. But these cannibalistic tendencies are not just an adult thing.

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:02 am

Usually, a female mantis lays its eggs in a special egg case, and attaches it to a stem, leaf or branch. All 100 to 200 baby mantises hatch at the same time, and often their first meal is one of their siblings.

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:04 am

This is more common when other small insects are scarce around the area where the baby mantises where born. Baby spiders and scorpions have also been known to eat each other on occasion..

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Post by sujin007 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:05 am

In the case of spiders, even the mother may join her babies for a same species snack, particularly if, as is often the case, she has fasted while guarding her eggs.



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