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    Mantids are hatching...

    Some of you may know that I keep and breed a mantid species, Iris oratoria that is native to my area. Today, my batch of oothecae (egg cases) started to hatch after several months in cold storage and a couple of months in incubation....

    I took some pictures.

    Two ooths that were laid next to each other. Note the holes were the nymphs emerged from:




    Various L1 Nymphs:






    Close up:




    Just before I released them into the wild this afternoon:




    I didn't catch them actually emerging from the ooths, but more will come and hopefully I'll get a good shot.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Aww, so cute! I love mantids.

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    wow! Cool! I never heard of anyone breeding mantids! Great job.

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    Wow! Very nice. Mantids rock I love keeping Pet Mantis's
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    I kept a Mantid once...

    It was doing well in its tank until it escaped when I was handling it.

    Great job breeding them by the way!

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    That is frigin awesome!!!
    I need a pet like that!!

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    Lol, they're so cute. :3
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    I caught some emerging out of the ooth right before their first molt...

    -Joel from Southern California


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