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My egg case hatched! Guess what it was?? DUW!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by theOEGBman, May 9, 2009.

  1. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Ahh, I'll just tell ya! Mantids! I found this praying mantis egg case at my grandma's weeks ago and brought it home and stuck it in a jar. I've been checking it every so often and nothing. I found a cocoon on my beets a couple weeks ago so I tossed it in there as well. I went out this morning to help my dad and checked.... BABIES! Mantids AND a moth! [​IMG] These little buggers are going in the garden, but one or two might stay with me for a while. [​IMG] The moth, well it flew off when I opened the jar. [​IMG]

    You can see the moth in this one...

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    You ever get the feeling someone is watching you? [​IMG]

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    Look at the little wrigglers by the case, they were still hatching and wormy lookin, haha....

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  2. showme31

    showme31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way to cool! I would love to be able to experience that with my kids.

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  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Hi, Juls! It really is, I've never seen them hatching before. I've caught itty bitty ones, but never this tiny! You can buy egg cases online all over. If not, give me a shout out next year. We've got them all over, I'd be glad to pick one off a plant for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    They have always reminded me of aliens. [​IMG]
     
  5. bufforps

    bufforps Out Of The Brooder

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    Those babies are adorable! I could use a few in my garden!
     
  6. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    LOL, Amanda! I was just thinking the same thing. Aliens, but awesome aliens. [​IMG]

    Tiffany, I think they're adorable too. Most people wouldnt agree with me, haha. This is the first case I noticed, but I know there are more out there. Im anxious to see how many I find in my garden this year.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  7. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    yea - they are fascinating creatures.
     
  8. jupitergirl

    jupitergirl Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW!!!!
    that is the coolest thing ever! I had as pets giant african millipedes before. Pretty cool to observe. Couldn't turn "em loose though : )
     
  9. okiron

    okiron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 7, 2009
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    Aww lucky butt, I used to have a couple as pets when I was younger. Of course as a kid I went outside to catch its food instead of just buying it at the feed store lol. I love them.
     
  10. okiron

    okiron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha the funny thing is the time I had the mantids, we had a millipede as a class pet. The same teacher gave us access to both.
     

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