Metal Earth Praying Mantis
The praying mantis is one of the most peculiar looking insects in nature. Its delicate forearms help it to blend in with its plant environment. Your model, made using the Metal Earth Praying Mantis kit, is made out of metal, so it won't camouflage as well - but be careful: you might give someone a fright because it's so close to the real thing!
In the kit you'll receive one laser-cut sheet of metal containing the pieces needed to construct a scale model of a real praying mantis.
The name 'praying mantis' comes from the Greek word meaning prophet because they appear to be praying when their forelegs are clasped together. These insects are carnivorous and are equipped with sharp spines along their front legs to grasp prey. The mantis is a very unique insect in that it can turn its head 180 degrees, has only one ear and some are large enough to capture humming birds.
Check out the Fascinations Tool Kit to help with your build.
What You Get
Metal Earth Praying Mantis by Fascinations. Contains one laser-cut metal sheet containing over 15 pieces that connect to create the scale model. Detailed instructions are included. Needle nose pliers are recommended for assembly. Dimensions when constructed are 12cm x 9cm x 4cm.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. Discard metal sheet after parts have been removed to avoid possible injury on sharp edges.
|Age Group||9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.