Meet Lady, she’s a praying (or preying, depending on your perspective) mantis.
We raised lady from a juvenile. To be honest, she’s always been a little odd, but after she molted and got her wings, we knew there was something weird about her. Her wings never close, they just flap around behind her.
We feed Lady crickets. (This gets a bit graphic, so if you don’t like insect violence, you should click away now. Here are some adorable red pandas.)
It’s true what they say…nature is red in tooth and claw (and mandible).