posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 05:44 AM
My mother had an experience with a mantis long ago.
She was playing the piano, really into the music, when she suddenly noticed movement out of the corner of ther eye. She continued playing when she
glanced down, and saw a large praying mantis sitting next to her. The best thing she remembers, however, was as she played, the mantis danced.
It stepped side to side with its forelimbs raised high.
Afterwards, she grabbed a sheet of paper, scooped up the mantis, and set it outside in the garden.
I've also noticed that praying mantises seem to be able to change color. The concrete foundation of our house is a beige color, and I saw a mantis
clinging to the wall the exact same color! I used to think they stayed green until I saw that mantis!
I've also heard that of all insects, they have the most developed nervous system. Is that why pesticides are particularly debilitating to them?
I'm wondering if humanity ever goes extinct, will the Praying Mantis replace us? (If the apes don't first.)
[edit on 15-3-2009 by FreddyAuratus]