Preacher is an Eastern Mantis that is at least 8 months old. I told my brother I collected things with praying manti on them. He was asking around at different places trying to find something with a praying mantis. At a greenhouse he was told they didn't have anything but they had a live praying mantis. He found it on a plant at one end of the store and bought the plant with him on it. He gave it to me as a birthday gift.
By Suntydt from Tazewell, TN
I think that's pretty cool. Alien looking thing isn't he? Everything needs love, good for you. Check out good old ebay and just type the word praying mantis, or mantis or even eastern mantis and I'm sure you'll come up with something. What do they eat? (01/10/2010)
What a cool story and interesting pet! :-) (01/12/2010)
These are so cool Last year in the bushes three town homes down there was a nest of them. They hatched and there were little babies everywhere. At one point we had a couple on our bushes too. One came on our windowsill and I was able to snap this picture. They really are neat looking creatures! Neat for you! (01/12/2010)
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