Tag Archives: praying mantis

The Hatching

Hi blog. You may remember some months back I found the ootheca of a praying mantis. Well, today we got the results! I was outside this afternoon when I noticed a tiny mantid on the fly screen wire.  I had … Continue reading

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Don’t count your mantids…

Hi blog. Christmas – and its Japanese version which I cynically call “Fakemas” – has come and gone.  I was able to carry out one tradition I insist on following, the making of a Christmas pudding (not a “pure” version, as getting the mixed peel … Continue reading

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Ladybird, Ladybird

The hunt begins…   No, I am simply looking for something to feed our frog.  Small grasshoppers or crickets are the best food.  Small worms are also excellent, but difficult to find.  Slaters (woodlice, sow bugs, or whatever they are … Continue reading

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Faceoff

An orb-weaver spider has set up home in the mandarin tree in our tiny garden.  Praying mantises also take advantage of the greenery and the insects it attracts. What happens when two ambush hunters meet?           … Continue reading

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