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Sunday, July 16, 2006


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Cindy said...

Great mantis photos. I especially like the caption on this one! Just curious: do you feel it's a little early in the season for adult mantids already? I know we had some very early hatchlings this year here in CA. (signs of global warming??)

Hypatia said...

Thanks! I thought it was funny that the first thing she(?) did when she felt secure was to clean herself off.

I found my first viable mantid egg case this year ( May 1st) and I thought our weather was too cold for these European mantids to successfully reproduce here.

So, early or at all is weird for here. Generally I buy imported, refrigerated matid egg cases from the gardening center and they hatch about two weeks after heating up.