Why I ordered 200 praying mantises?
So I just ordered 50-200 praying mantises from Amazon.com - they were only 15$! plus about 5 $ for shipping and what must be a very interesting handling. Why? that's a good question! (Wait for it) How? That's the question I'm most interested in, well, since I already know why.
I love praying mantises and have even had one as a pet before. I called it the tripping mantis for reasons undisclosed. Anyways one of the highlights of reddit is the comments that people leave for each post which can also be up and down voted. In the post about the baby mantises someone provided a link to amazon that would allow you to order 2, TWO praying mantis egg sacks! If getting a package in the mail that would lead to hundreds of tiny alien looking insects hatching in front of you wasn't reason enough I have yet another preface to why I justified the purchase, beyond just being awesome.
Speaking of Praying Mantis, this little guy was in my back yard a couple years ago and I took some pictures with it. I was looking at the pictures and noticed something that seemed pretty strange. Between its' eyes, on it's face, was - what seemed to be another face! The antenna turned into arms and it has a very angry expression and when it moves it's antenna it looks like it's flailing it's arms. I thought it may have been a fluke but after some investigating google images - it seems that most if not all praying mantises of all species have the same thing. I'm thinking it must be some type of defense mechanism to scare, and or duel with other bugs. It reminded me of the Original Total Recall movie and the character(s) pictures below......
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