6 thoughts on “April 3, 2017

  1. Quite true, in several species. One effect is that removal of the head shuts off some inhibitory neural circuits and the male’s mating behavior becomes… well, let’s say more enthusiastic. And of course it ensures that he’ll NEVER cheat on her with any other female.

  2. “Is that photo time-stamped?”
    My geiger-counter-for-sarcasm just asploded.

    Thank you. I needed that this morning.

  3. Actually the biting head off thing only happens in captivity because the female mantis was under stressful conditions. It’s never been observed in the wild or under conditions when the mantis are kept in lighting and environmental conditions they consider natural.

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