You may remember some months back I found the ootheca of a praying mantis.
Well, today we got the results!
I was outside this afternoon when I noticed a tiny mantid on the fly screen wire. I had glanced at the case in which I stored the ootheca this morning, but didn’t see any marked changes at that time.
I quickly went over to the case and found at least two dozen baby mantids.
Time for a quick photo before releasing them – I hoped to disperse them over a wide area to reduce the chances of them cannibalising.
Best of luck, my little hatchlings.