I found two praying mantis egg cases in early March. I wanted to bring them in so we could observe how praying mantises hatch and how small they are!
We were about to give up – and just release these back outside, when today both egg cases hatched!
Our critter cage was lined with cheese cloth on the top, so no escaping could take place!
We hooked up the digital microscope and took some close-up pictures.
We can keep them just a few days, then release them into the garden area.