small bug icon  Praying Mantes: the movie



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This is the third in my series of praying mantes pictures and now video. Here are links to the other two sets of pictures.

 

Emerging praying mantis

I've had praying mantises 'hatch' for several years, but this is the first time I've been able to film them actually emerging from their egg case. The first thumbnail likes a a short video that shows the praying mantis wriggling out of their egg case. Unfortunately, black ants begin to attack several of them, even before they are completely out of their egg case. Once the praying mantis are out of their egg case, their legs and bodies slowly unfold.

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Click above thumbnail to see an action movie!
[close-ups at 1:17 minutes]
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Wait... There's more

This story actually started with the mating of the parent praying mantes. Be sure to view the Sex in my garden page, if you have not done so already.

link to... 200+ praying mantis babies!! A Still pictures.

   

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