I know. I know. I have many mouths to feed. And lots of baby shoes to buy.
Baby praying mantises don’t need diapers, do they?
All attempts at humor aside, I’ve always been fascinated by praying (or preying) mantises. So I manufactured an excuse that I clearly needed to buy a few egg cases.
And what do you know, I was fortunate enough to capture the action as one of the eggs hatched!
If you have a lot of babies all at once, does that mean you get a lot of cigars?
This was an event that needed to be shared with the world, so like any proud “daddy” here are my new babies (you can click on it to see it larger):