First Hatching of Praying Mantis

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First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby Chris_W » Jun 19, 2012 9:57 am

This is the first hatching we've seen so far this year. Pretty amazing to watch as they were just emerging from the egg case. Ants found it, and so did a daddy-long-legs, so they were having trouble getting too far without becoming breakfast :???: We have praying mantis egg cases all over the place and it won't be long before we are crawling with these natural born predators :D
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby Hosta12_Ia » Jun 19, 2012 11:06 am

Awesome! We don't see them very often around here. TFS
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby rockNhostas » Jun 19, 2012 12:52 pm

Cute!
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby Bob Scott » Jun 19, 2012 11:39 pm

My favorite "bug"! I've found only one this year in the front yard and moved it to the back. My thought would be to spread those around or they will feed off one another till the numbers are way down.
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby Chris_W » Jun 19, 2012 11:54 pm

It is amazing how tiny these really are when they hatch. They are crawling up a blue-eyed grass.
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby kHT » Jun 20, 2012 9:01 am

Aren't those so cute, just missed Father's Day. Proud adopted poppa!!
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Re: First Hatching of Praying Mantis

Postby Bob Scott » Jun 21, 2012 12:16 am

Now I won't be able to pass my blue Eyed Grass without looking for one. :lol: :lol:
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