Crank mechanism with crank slider
Size: 29 x 10 x 39 cm
The female just has teared off the male's head and holds it in its claws
as for kissing. The text on the back of the packing has comforting words
for the terrible fate of the male:
"This gruesome fate is not as dreadful as it might first appear when we consider
that the only aim of mantids is to make more mantids. After all, the female
has all the work of producing the hundreds of young and so, by making sure
she starts this demanding process off with a hearty meal, our male is actually
increasing his chances of ensuring that his genes live on - even if he doesn't".
The model has been designed for London Zoo.