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mantis:

see mantidmantid
or mantis,
name applied to the large, slender, slow-moving, winged insects of the family Mantidae in the order Mantodea. Predatory insects, mantids have strong, elongate, spiny front legs, used for grasping prey.
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mantis

[′man·təs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for insects composing the family Mantidae.

mantis

any carnivorous typically green insect of the family Mantidae, of warm and tropical regions, having a long body and large eyes and resting with the first pair of legs raised as if in prayer: order Dictyoptera

MANTIS

(language)
A structured, full-function procedural 4GL and application development system from Cincom. MANTIS enables the developer to design prototypes, create transaction screens and reports, define logical data views, write structured procedures, and dynamically test, correct, document, secure, and release applications for production in a single, integrated, interactive session.

MANTIS applications can be enhanced with gOOi, the graphical object-oriented interface, which creates graphical Windows representations of existing MANTIS screens.

http://cincom.com/products/mantis/.

MANTIS

A rapid application development language from Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (www.cincom.com) that runs on Linux, Unix and OpenVMS platforms. It provides procedural and non-procedural languages for developing prototypes and applications and works with Cincom's SUPRA database, DB2 and IMS.
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Rossel Conducted ccessful experiments placing prisms over eir eyes and creating optical illusion that n object's within eir range, thus trigering a strike from e mantises.
After the experiments, the scientists remove the beeswax and the glasses, and place the mantises back in an insect room where they are fed and looked after.
Rossel conducted successful experiments by placing prisms over their eyes and creating an optical illusion that an object was within their range, thus triggering a strike from the mantises.
After the experiments are completed, the scientists remove the beeswax and the glasses, and placed the mantises back in an insect room where they are fed and looked after.
Dr Vivek Nityananda with one of the preying mantises
Searching rainforests for orchid mantises to study is "very frustrating," O'Hanlon says.
He and his colleagues began scouring Malaysian rainforests for wild orchid mantises.
Had a nice little greenbelt here, with praying mantises, lacewing, nematodes,'' Diehl recalled as he stood in his backyard surrounded by potted shrubs, trees, dripping hoses and panels he used to make a greenhouse he set up next to the wash.