Water boatmen rest on the surface of the water sensing vibrations. If something is disturbing the water they will dive to investigate. When the boatmen get around one or two inches of their prey they can then track it using their eye sight. They kill the prey by jabbing it with its rostrum (feeding tube) and injecting its toxic saliva. They are very effective predators and can catch and eat tadpoles, small fish and even the fearsome larvae of the diving beetle. They will also eat flying insects that have accidentally fallen onto the surface of the water and can fly between different ponds.
6'8" Gentle Giant
As I do not have a P.C. this blog and my pictures are done from my friends computer. I thank Tom from 'Wiggers World' for the help he gives with running this and sorting out the posts.
I call around with my camera and over a milky coffee we down load my pictures and see which I want to show. I have no idea of the workings of a P.C. but Tom as.
Because I don't know my way around the computer let alone the world of blogging, I am sorry to say my visits to your blogs will be few and far between. I sit here with Tom and he points out who is commenting, then shows me their blog.
I will with Tom's help respond on my posts and thank you for your time.
I just enjoy the chance to show my pictures and marval at the fact that from Tom's P.C. they wing there way all around the world.
Thank you for reading this and the interest you have shown.
If you want to e-mail me then please do, again with Tom's help I will reply to all.