More praying mantises!

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!

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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.

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