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Old 10/05/2011, 05:34 PM   #21
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Well, from the smashed shells and popping noises, it's a smasher mantis. Other than that, I don't think it's possible to tell what kind of mantis it is.

You could try to starve him, then maybe he'd go for the food in the trap... but I'd think it would take a while for him to get hungry... He'll just feed off your CUC/hitch hikers. But it might be worth it to try to starve him.

I use this little trick with my camera: Get the camera, stand however far away, then use the zoom... If you really want to see him, then you could try this.

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