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Praying Mantis Fight

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Footage ID#
860170
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Matte attached
Alpha channel
Seamless Looping
Duration
00:00:29
Frame Rate
29.97 FPS
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none
Number of Views
424
Date Uploaded
1 Oct 2010
Date Created
1 Jan 2009

Description

Praying Mantises are exclusively predatory and their diet usually consists of living insects; larger species have been known to prey on small lizards, frogs, birds, snakes, and even rodents. Most species are known to engage in cannibalism. The majority of mantises are ambush predators, waiting for prey to stray too near. The mantis then lashes out at remarkable speed. Some ground and bark species, however, pursue their prey rather quickly. Prey items are caught and held securely with grasping, spiked forelegs ("raptorial legs"); the first thoracic segment, the prothorax, is commonly elongated and flexibly articulated, allowing for greater range of movement of the front limbs while the remainder of the body remains more or less immobile.

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