Wheel Bug Excitement

Remember our wheel bug that laid eggs in our critter cage?

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Well, we came back to school one day to see this:

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These wheel bug babies were small enough to fit right through the critter cage, so I had them climb on a pencil and shook them down into a different container. I am sure that none escaped.

Wheel bugs were not made to winter over, so we knew there was nothing for these babies to feed upon. They all died over the weekend, but we did enjoy observing their life cycle and learning so much about this interesting insect.