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>own a mantis for a year >everyone says you can feed them

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>own a mantis for a year

>everyone says you can feed them anything

>one day decide to feed it a firefly

>check on it later in the day

>NO HEAD

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME FIREFLIES DECAPITATE MANTISES!?
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Maybe it just fell off?
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These things happen, don't lose your head over it.
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>WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME PREDATORS PREDATE
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>>2306169
Savage
Did you have to rip OPs head off anon?
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I killed my mantis this way too, OP. Took one of those creepy centipedes with the huge long legs you find in your basement and threw it in there. It wrapped around my mantis and killed it. But then I had a new pet that was stronger than the last one. I'm really surprised yours lived that long, OP. What kind of mantis was it?
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>>2306406
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>>2306406
Obviously you need to feed them a succession of stronger insects until you have the most powerful insect of your house.
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>>2306437
Yes
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>>2306167
I have that painting above my bed. It's a grim reminder of what can happen if you're not careful.
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>>2306167
>own a mantis for a year
It's alright OP mantids usually live that long anyway, it would probably die naturally within a few weeks time
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>Be me
>Walking in the forest
>See a giant ass mantis
>Take it
>Put it in empty glass aquarium
>Constantly bring out bugs I find so they could fight
>Watch as he fights hordes of insects
>Takes him seven weeks to finally perish
Am I a horrible person?
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>>2306599
it's really a nice picture
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>>2306599
>>2306642
What's the story behind the photo, I forgot.
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>>2306652
goya painted it on the wall in his house alongside some other "dark" pictures iirc, don't know much more than that.
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>>2306652

I'm pretty sure it's Cronos eating his children
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>>2306599
>what can happen if you're not careful
What the fuck would that be? Getting eaten by your dad?
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>>2306599
>It's a grim reminder of what can happen if you're not careful
Yeah, gotta watch out so that your god-dad doesn't eat you.
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>>2306855
>>2306841
You guys act like you've never castrated your father, ruled during the Golden age, and ate your own children before.
Do you even titan?
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>>2306640
>takes him 7 weeks to finally perish
Sounds about the normal life span if you consider that they live about 3-8 months after reaching maturity
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>>2306642
Mines is the size of a postage stamp.

>>2306652
Saturn eats all his babies. There's debate on whether its actually Goya but it's neat either whey.

>>2306841
>>2306855
Not literally. It's the implication.
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>>2306642

>that serial killer den

You seem like a terrifying person

>No other wall decorations than Saturn eating a fucking child
>no lighting
>what looks like some kind of concrete floor
>minimum comfy

-20/10 would run away from and not have animal discussions with
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>>2307093
not quite concrete. but is it really that bad? other boards liked it.
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>>2306894
Oh, I thought It was because he lost most of his limbs. That's pretty impressive..
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>>2307093
I was going to say that too. To bare and to dark.

If I was coming over to hang out, I would try to leave as soon as I can.
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What does it mean when your mantis' abdomen start becoming engorged and red?
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>>2307093
I think it's nice.
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>>2307099
Invest in some posters or something.
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>>2307766
>posters
yeah no, i'm not a 13 year old girl. no offense but posters look really really bad on a wall unless framed and at that point i might as well get a painting on canvas
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>>2307283
It wants the D
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>>2307283
Is it female? Mine continued to lay empty egg sacs, even after running out of males to fuck and decapitate.
I left the egg sacs in my fridge and left them outside in the spring. They defended our garden that summer.
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Holy fuck, I always thought fireflies were cute and innocent.
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my brother and cousin were catching mantises for pets but they failed to look up on the behavior of mantises. ended up collecting 20 of them and hold them in same container, one alpha female decapited the rest of them. i wish had took a pic of it to show you guys
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>>2306652
Goya went through a dark and insane phase isolated in his house "Quinta del sordo" and drew the "Black paintings" or "Pinturas negras". Imho Saturn eating his children is the darkest of them and actually scared me when I was a youngster, seeing that crap at full size where it's exposed is as best unsettling.
I always wonder how the guys that found them reacted, and by extent how your guests >>2306642 react.
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My mantisbro got hurt in his forelimb while fighting a cricket over his own size lately and I felt bad so now I feed him moth larvea as a handicap. Until his next moult. The other one is reaching sub-imago I think, bitch is getting big.

Mantises are truly the best pets
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>>2306437
>centipede
>insect
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>>2307225
Losing a limb isn't a big deal for lots of arthropods.
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>>2306883
Protip: Check the local beach after you've castrated your father. Sometimes the severed phallus causes a qt waifu to spring from the foam.
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>>2307283
Cum on it, just be careful not to let it eat your dickhead off.
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>>2306642

Why on earth would you have a giant ass print of that?
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>>2306998
>There's debate on whether its actually Goya but it's neat either whey.

Looks like something from Sammy73 desu
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>>2306642
what the fuck man
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>>2306640
no, japanese do bugfighting as a "sport"
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