I'm just sitting here browsing my favourite discussion group
...when I hear "clack", "clack" coming from the living room. The living room where the mantis lives is 3 rooms and 1/2 a house away..
So I dash in there to see what the fuss is about and a small spider has decided to walk across the front of the tank glass and the mantis is attacking the glass for all he's worth!
While amusing, I decided that I wasn't sure how much more the tank could take so I got rid of the spider before I took a picture.
You know...if you had a really large mantis that's all it would take and you might have a flood on your hands.
I'm very glad that I kept my mantis. He's no end of entertainment!