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Praying Mantis Update

I checked on the feeder hourly today, and the mantid discovered that the bees really like Bill Merritt’s copper “onesie” feeder. The feeder was accidentally positioned in a “down” position so it was slowly leaking nectar. The mantid set herself under one of the bee dishes about three inches away from the leaking feeder. Almost every time I went out there today she had a bee in her mouth. And again, she was completely ignoring the hummingbirds. I went to check on the situation again right now (4:40 pm PST) and the mantid is gone. She is undoubtedly in a bee food coma tucked in somewhere where I can’t find her.

Carole
Studio City, California

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