This is the first regular feature of this blog: Fact Tuesday! Each Tuesday I will post a quick little science fact.
It’s Fact Tuesday! I’ve started asking fellow employees of the Saskatchewan Science Centre to tell me their favourite science fact. Here is one from Clinton, our GO! science Outreach Coordinator:
I was recently surprised to learn that the female praying mantis doesn’t always kill her mate after mating.
I did a little bit of research on this, and it seems that they tend to kill their mate more often in captivity than in the wild. I thought that was pretty interesting too!
Clinton’s fact today also reminded me of a photo that I saw recently of a praying mantis catching a hummingbird! Here it is: