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Giant mantis

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Giant mantis
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Urist likes giant mantises for their grasping legs.

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Mantis - Mantis man - Giant mantis

Alignment: Savage

· Flying · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 200,007 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 1-1
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 40
Fat 19
Brain 2
Heart 1
Intestines 8
Eyes 2

Raw materials

Skin Chitin
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A large monster in the shape of a mantis.

Giant mantises are large (size 200000, like most giant arthropods) fliers that enter your map alone, and spend most of the time flying all around the map. They are not aggressive if left alone, but they have the unique ability of being able to latch on flesh with their forearms, making them quite good fighters if pressed.

Giant mantises can be tamed, but they don't breed, live only one year, and lack the characteristics of a good attack creature, despite how cool it would be to have giant mantises as fortress defense.

Some dwarves like giant mantises for their predatory nature and their grasping legs.

Bites other giant creatures' heads off when aroused.
Art by Jiri Kus