Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Praying mantis

They call it the praying mantis because it dose the praying mantis position, when it hides on the leaves it waits to catch a suitable prey. Some of the time it is thought that its name should be
called ‘preying mantis’.

The mantis is green so that it could blend in with the surrounding leaves so that there enemies
couldn't’t see the. This is the only insects that could look behind its self. The praying mantis has
2 pair off wings but it dose not often fly. It has 6 legs and 2 powerful forelegs and a well developed

The mantis stalks it victim in till they see an insect coming within reach off its, grasping forelegs.
Its main diet is blowflies, butterflies, wasp, cockroaches. Average length of an adult praying mantis is about 4cm.

A mantis lays it eggs on a small case twig. The Maori name for the praying mantis is Rio or it could
be called whe.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Praying Mantis

The praying mantis was named that because of the praying position and, it hides up on the leaves it waits to catch a suitable prey. Some of the times it is thought that the mantis should of been called the "Preying Mantis" so as it devours only live in insects. The mantis is green in colour so it could blend in with surrounding foliage so that the enemies can not easily see it camouflage. This is the one and only insect that could turn its head and on the neck and look behind its self.

The Mantis stalks its victim until an insect comes within reach of its strong, grasping forelegs. the main diet is blowflies, wasp, cockroaches, butterflies. Average length of an adult praying mantis is about 4cm. The Praying Mantis lays its eggs in a small case.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Giant Millipede

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Thursday, May 20, 2010


A volcano is usually a mountain with an opening in the top. Molten rock, steam and ash burst out when it erupts.
The name volcano comes from the roman God of fire, 'Vulcan'. An eruption is caused by molten rock heating up.
This makes it grow bigger in size. Now it has expanded, it needs more room and moves in any empty spaces.
When these spaces are blocked the molten rock has nowhere to go.
It burst out through the weak part of the mountain.
It usually explodes rocks through the mountain and steam and gas
made by heat. An eruption is are very spectacular sight, but also
very dangerous. Some eruption have blown mountains apart.