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Old 2nd of June 2007 (Sat)   #1
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giant asian mantis (hierodula grandis) - from Bangladesh, NE-India, Myanmar

i fed my adult female african mantis (sphrodomantis lineola) to my adult female giant asian mantis because she was getting old and dying. the females can get up to almost 4 inches, one of the biggest praying mantids seen in the hobby. they are capable of eating small birds, reptiles and mammals.

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Awesome Beast John
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Are you getting messed up with your geography ? .

Nice capture ...
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Are you getting messed up with your geography ? .

Nice capture ...
wait, what do you mean? or are you j/p?
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a touch more depth ,the eyes seam a little soft
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wait, what do you mean? or are you j/p?
Yeah,. what does he mean?
NE India borders Bangladesh to the East,. which borders Myanmar/Burma further East.
All makes sense to me.

That's a big Mantis! Please post more,. the images annd color are lovely but I'd also like to see more DOF
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great post buddie.when my mantis is full size he or she wil be eating mice..
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It is the first time I have seen a mantis of this color. Very unusual for me. Thanks for sharing!!
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