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("deliverance prayer" "long talons")
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Specimen #01120, 3/10/2001
Length: 5 inches (without antennae)
Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, copper wire,
#12 surgical steel scalpel blades, #11 surgical steel scalpel
Collection site: Badlands, South Dakota
Comments: This mantis has the perfect stance, in my
mind. The balance of it made it feel almost alive when I held
it in my hand, as if it was about to strike forward... too
bad it has to live in the safety of a display case.