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They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis #7199352
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While moving some items in camp a few weeks ago, I spotted a baby Praying Mantis. It was on a pipe wrench laying on a table. The winds were up 20-25 mph constant and this little guy was just standing there like he owned the place.

It is certainly the smallest Mantis I've ever encountered, what do they eat when they are this small!






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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199373
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Probably mites at that stage.


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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199383
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That's real neat, I think that's the smallest one I have ever seen as well.

Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199388
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I don't think he can even use that wrench.


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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199397
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what do they eat when they are this small!


Tiny tacos.


Neat picture!


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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199399
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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: BayouGuy] #7199497
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Originally Posted By: BayouGuy
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Tiny tacos.


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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199506
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I opened this thread fully expecting a picture of T-Rex aka txshntr hiding in the grass. That dude is small!



Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199509
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper


It is certainly the smallest Mantis I've ever encountered, what do they eat when they are this small!


Pipe wrenches bolt grin


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Rust, off of really old pipe wrenches. Cute little booger.

Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7199677
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eeks333 that dude is little. Love the last full zoom pic rofl

Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: Pig_Popper] #7201335
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He thinks he's a giant though. Those critters have some attitude. I was outside one day and an adult clamped down on my big toe with his front legs and chewed away like it was corn on the cob. I finally kicked him off but he bowed up again so I went into the house.

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Originally Posted By: Choctaw
He thinks he's a giant though. Those critters have some attitude. I was outside one day and an adult clamped down on my big toe with his front legs and chewed away like it was corn on the cob. I finally kicked him off but he bowed up again so I went into the house, retrieved my shotgun and ended him.


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Cow's.


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Cow's.
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Re: They call him peewee - a mini Praying Mantis [Re: TXHOGSLAYER] #7201901
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He thinks he's a giant though. Those critters have some attitude. I was outside one day and an adult clamped down on my big toe with his front legs and chewed away like it was corn on the cob. I finally kicked him off but he bowed up again so I went into the house, retrieved my shotgun and ended him.


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Well, that is a better ending but it would have taken a slug to finish that guy. lol

So, I got home yesterday and there was a small one sitting on the hydrant I needed to use. He tried to stare me down with those alien eyes but after a brief tussle I had him scampering on his way. I bet we're not through yet though. eek2

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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper


HEY, DUDE!! STOP! You are starting to creep me out!

Cute little rascals though.

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