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from the Washington Post: When a female mantis is hungry, she fakes fertility to snack on duped mates – The Washington Post


A praying mantis at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC on July 31, 2014. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

By Rachel Feltman December 23 at 12:35 PM

As you probably know, the female praying mantis will sometimes bite her mate’s head off. It’s not something that the insects make a habit of, exactly — they probably only do it when a male is particularly aggressive, or when the female really needs a nutrient boost in order to successfully lay her eggs.

But when a lady is really hungry, she sometimes throws off fake fertility signals to get a guy into bed. And when that happens, he’s pretty much always on the menu.

via When a female mantis is hungry, she fakes fertility to snack on duped mates – The Washington Post.

Haiku: Butterfly


Haiku:  Butterfly

Butterfly today
once captive in a cocoon
will fly for a while.

from the fishbowl (poetic thought by George-B)


from the fishbowl  (Poetic Thought by George-B)

Activism from the fishbowl,
is a rare human achievement

In the humanbowl we swim,
feeling protected from the uncharted scene outside
In the humanbowl we fly, keeping the air in mind,

so at least one survives
the flight….

upon arrival, he reports to …no one.

fly one, fly all: Pelicans


fly one, fly all: Pelicans

fly one, fly all: Pelicans