Our Baby Praying Mantises Hatched!

A couple weeks ago my mom found the kids a praying mantis cacoon.

I did some quick research online - guessed when they should hatch - and was terribly off on my calculations.

At any rate, we were able to see a couple before they were released with the rest of their brothers and sisters.


As you can see, Kensley was VERY into 'her' baby praying mantises.
These little guys were so hard to photogrpah due to being so small!

I should have used a macro lens, however when I saw just a couple left in the jar that hadn't escaped yet - 
I just grabbed my camera and made the best with what lens was on it.

I am thinking we might need to order a cacoon from Insect Lore to hatch!

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