Praying & Preying Mantis

“Thank You for the food I am about to eat”



During mating the smaller male often jumps on the back of the larger female.
Miscalculating the jump may mean the male becomes a meal.
If the jump was successful, the pair mate and during copulation
the female may turn and devour the male’s head.
Mating can take from a few minutes to several hours.

Praying Mantis

Once mating is over, the male is in deadly danger - timing is everything.
In this instance, his fate is sealed - the female was much too quick for him.
When complete, this female made a meal of the male.
Post-coital cannibalism - the male is the nearest high-energy meal around -
just right to ensure the eggs in the female mature faster...


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I can't mate in captivity. - Gloria Steinem

When turkeys mate they think of swans. - Johnny Carson

Oppression can only survive through silence. - Armen de Monteflores

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. - Oscar Wilde

Survival is a major contributor to longevity. - Unknown

It's the time of year when Canadians mate. - Craig Ferguson

Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. - Aung San Suu Kyi

The elephant can survive only if forests survive. - Mark Shand

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. - Unknown

Britain's goal is not to survive, but to prevail. - Winston Churchill

My train of thought derailed. There were no survivors. - Unknown

I might survive a few days at sea. Probably not as long as Pi. - Suraj Sharma

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. - Arthur C. Clarke

We'd show an Alzheimer's survivor here, if there were one. - Unknown

Cause Change & Lead
Accept Change & Survive
Resist Change & Die - Ray Norda

Better one line that will survive the author than a hundred books outlived. - Unknown

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive. - Wallace Irwin

The turkey is living proof that an animal can survive with no intelligence at all. - Harvey D. Comstock

It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive. - Louise Bourgeois

It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. - Nicholas Johnson

The ballet toe shoe is one of the few instruments of torture to survive intact into our time. - Unknown

Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. - Joseph Campbell

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. - Doug Larson

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. - Oscar Wilde

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard for the night, she can still survive. - WC Fields

Love, like democracy, can survive almost any attack - except neglect, indifference and maybe an arrow in the back. - Unknown

Plenty of people who survive tragedies end up ambivalent about danger--frightened by it, yet strangely drawn to it. - Keith Ablow

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

Valentine's Day: Rubbing singles' noses in their lack of a mate and the noses of couples in their lack of time. - Emma McLaughlin

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. - Robert H. Schuller

Camping is not a date; it's an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home. - Yvonne Prinz

No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive. - Unknown

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou

If you are really Master of your Fate,
It shouldn't make any difference to you whether Cleopatra or the Bearded Lady is your mate. - Ogden Nash

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis


see also   Praying Mantis  Section
Fascinating Facts About Praying Mantids
Playing Mantis
Praying Mantis Makes Meal of a Hummingbird
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19-Sep-2017