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Another mantis #7377520
10/12/21 12:22 PM
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Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377531
10/12/21 12:59 PM
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Been seeing alot of them brush hogging

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377534
10/12/21 01:01 PM
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I have literal hundreds of preying mantises here right now.

Keith

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377535
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Those are really cool. I don't see too many of them around here.

Re: Another mantis [Re: k snow] #7377538
10/12/21 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by k snow
Those are really cool. I don't see too many of them around here.

I usually dont either,this must be the high because the past time I saw this many was 2008 or 2009

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377549
10/12/21 01:25 PM
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I think my preying mantis population is high because I have a lot of areas I am not mowing. Mowing destroys most of their egg cases which are mostly attached to woody weeds or small brush in fields.

There was a bumper crop of grasshoppers and crickets this year. I suspect I could find close to 50 mantis egg cases without much effort.

Keith

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377559
10/12/21 01:49 PM
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That could be the answer Keith. I left about 4 acres grow,well actually not. Last time I had a high like this i kept all mowed. I had ampalaya (bitter melon) growing that yr. I was assuming it was because of preferences of what was growing here. No idea

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377589
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Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377590
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I was changing the battery and feeding at the hog cam and it was perched on the camera arm…couldn’t pass the opportunity, lol.

Re: Another mantis [Re: Wanna Be] #7377596
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I was changing the battery and feeding at the hog cam and it was perched on the camera arm…couldn’t pass the opportunity, lol.

nice shot!!

Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377607
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Re: Another mantis [Re: west river rogue] #7377609
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Originally Posted by west river rogue
That could be the answer Keith. I left about 4 acres grow,well actually not. Last time I had a high like this i kept all mowed. I had ampalaya (bitter melon) growing that yr. I was assuming it was because of preferences of what was growing here. No idea


If you wait to mow, until after it warms up in the Spring, about 150 to 180 baby mantises will hatch out of each case. If well fed, female mantises can lay multiple cases. It does not take many years to have huge numbers of mantises.

If an egg case gets knocked down, water gets up the holes in the underside and kills the eggs.

Keith

Re: Another mantis [Re: KeithC] #7377632
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I just mowed today

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