Laughing at myself....AGAIN!

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    Aug 06, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    It is another warm and sticky, humid, gross day...but I had to mow the yard anyway. I have no problem mowing over crickets, ants, bees, snakes and any number of other things in my yard...EXCEPT Praying Mantis ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis ). I will not mow over this single bug....as I see them as a HUGELY positive insect.....and will miss them or move them to safety, even though they freak me out and scare me. I have to laugh at myself for singling out this one bug as "worthy" of saving...anyone else have key bugs or critters you will purposely "save"..?icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    I dunno. Preying mantis are starting to move up in the food chain. It's best to kill them now, before they kill you! icon_lol.gif

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    Aug 06, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    Mantises and ladybugs are helpful insects to your gardens as they eat a lot of the harmful bugs to your plants like aphids
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    Aug 06, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Please try to avoid the bees too. They are your friend.
  • DrewT

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    Aug 06, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Yes, bees are your friend. They are necessary for a lot of plants. Spiders are generally good to have around as well.
  • shred_thegnar

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    Aug 06, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Spiders, and grasshoppers from the trap of my parents pool

    I let the earwigs, and red ants drown icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 06, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    my mom used to tell me when i was a kid....don't kill a praying mantis, it will make your "balls" big.


    now....i should have killed a bunch of them, it could have been useful...lol.
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    Aug 06, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    lol it must suck to be summarily declared a useless lifeform ;)
  • cageym

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    Aug 07, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Ditto on the bees. I don't generally go out of my way to kill bugs (except I don't like spiders or ants when they are in the house), but I also don't worry too much about what the lawnmower is going to do to any of them.

    Funny story though -- my niece is a real softy for all forms of life and some years back we all had gathered at the family cottage for the holidays. Having heat in the place brought out some critter and my brother was gonna squash it, but my niece came to its rescue and swooped it up and set it free outdoors. Only after the fact did the irony hit her -- she'd just saved it from a quick death and popped it into an environment where it was about 10 degrees and snowing, probably sealing its fate every bit as much!
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    Aug 07, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI dunno. Preying mantis are starting to move up in the food chain. It's best to kill them now, before they kill you! icon_lol.gif

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    Lol that is beyond awesome!
  • monet

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    Aug 07, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    Praying mantis will sometimes eat small birds and mammals:

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    Aug 07, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    They run like track stars...