it comes with the territory!


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agent A

the autistic flower mantis
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May 17, 2009
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Fort Collins, CO
hey all

so someone on the internet made a comment about some mantis breeders being weird

being weird comes with the territory of confining a small portion of an organism that, at a population level, has done just fine breeding on its own since the Cretaceous to a stressful, unnatural setup and expecting them to be perfectly fine breeding for us

remember that there are still a lot of unknowns in the world of insect breeding and insects do a lot of bet-hedging where they alter their strategies for reproduction and development and we can't expect that any group of a few individuals, their trajectories will overlap for us just because we want them to

it's utter madness! it's fun to raise and breed mantises but we need to realize that it won't always go according to plan, yet we are too stubborn to be discouraged


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