While the “praying mantis” may appear to be a peaceful insect due to its name, it’s actually a formidable hunter, and it’s known to even eat its own kind! They usually eat insects such as flies and aphids, but larger species have been known to eat small lizards, frogs, birds, snakes, or even rodents!! Most are ambush predators, meaning they wait until their prey comes near, and then they capture them at an amazing speed! Masters of camouflage, some species not only blend with their surroundings, but can even mimic the leaf, branch or stick they’re sitting on. Usually protected through just their concealment abilities, they will often stand tall and spread their forelegs, with their wings fanning out wide. This makes it seem large and threatening to potential predators.
This great specimen of a REAL mantis is mounted in a clear acrylic block, allowing one to view this mantis up close and personal! Great for looking at details under a microscope, or for having in the classroom, this is a great educational resource for the young science student or for the serious entomologist!
Actual size of block is 4.25in x 1.75in x 1in (10.8cm x 4.4cm x 2.5cm)
Highly durable lab apron made of rubberized cloth is impermeable and easy to clean, perfect for all manner of lab or classroom experiments
These goggles meet the American National Standards Institution (ANSI Z87.1) and Canadian Standards (CSA Z94.3) regulations.
Extra thick medical examination gloves - 60mil. Great for extra protection.
Large nitrile exam gloves designed and manufactured for superior protection against viral, bacterial, and certain chemical hazards.
Extra-small nitrile exam gloves designed and manufactured for superior protection against viral, bacterial, and certain chemical hazards.
Recommended for protection against chemical splashes. A must have for every young chemist!
This classic device is used to demonstrate the conservation of mechanical energy.
The Ball of Whacks is the perfect creativity tool for innovators, artists, engineers, writers, students, and you!
This smaller transportable Van de Graaff Generator will easily fit in any classroom!
Build a hand that realistically moves its fingers using shape memory allow technology!
You don’t think recycling is cool? Get a look at this, we’re sure you’ll change your mind!
This magic bird defies gravity before your very eyes!
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