Mantid Babies

They're so cute! I bet the girls can't wait to chomp the heads off the boys.

  • Phil 7y

    Mantids / Mantises (sp?) are awesome! Is it too late to buy egg cases? Where?

    --
    Seen in your Mantids! set. (?)
  • Megan E. Bluhm Foldenauer 7y

    I've never seen them either - awesome!
  • Kevin 7y

    Freaky - I've never seen so many together. I didn't know they were brown when they were born.
  • Husain Rasheed 7y

    Congratulations and Well done
    EXPLORE WINNERS OF THE WORLD.
    Have a wonderful day!
    THINK GREEN.! SAVE THE EARTH.!
  • Dara McG 7y

    coooooool! Who knew cannibals could be so cute?
  • cris a. moon 7y

    what a cute little mantises!:-)
  • L Benden 7y

    Nice pic... I saw a small one that color before but this one was cooler:
    monster mantis by elledeegee


    This was a TEENY green mantid. My security guard friend was antagonizing it so it was getting this little "boxer" stance when he would get close to take a pic. I got this pic and it looks like a monster with the background.
  • Shawn 7y

    Yikes!!!
    LOL
  • Shawn 7y

    flickr.com/explore/interesting/2008/04/23/page18#174

    Oddly, found in "interestingness" at #174 (on 2008-04-23)!!!
  • Leesa 7y

    Wow..they are so cute. I've never seen them that little.
  • Lynn 7y

    When they are tiny they are super cute. I had small bonsai and kept it outside. One day I found a baby mantis hanging out under my bonsai. hehe
  • Chad Dibble 7y

    NIce! My wife & I chopped down our own Christmas Tree that apparently had a nest in it... about a week later, there were hundreds baby Manti in our living room!
  • chris5015 7y

    Cool Shot!
  • Allie Wojtaszek 7y

    Wow - I've never seen anything like this before. Can't decide if it is cute or creepy!
  • Corynn Hanson 7y

    Speaking of eating the boys' heads, this is awesome:
    www.sundancechannel.com/greenporno
  • Joe Christianson 7y

    Awesome...I once caught female and male praying mantids. The two mated, but the male didn't last long...
  • The Buslady 6y

    same here. when we moved into our new house 7 years ago, I put out egg pods in the bushes..nothing until about 3 years ago!
    Now every year we see mantises. they are the cutest of all the insects, they always look so intelligent and they watch you following your movement, it's amazing.

    I put out ladybugs every year as well, my poor mini-roses are always aphid attacked!
  • Heidi Sisk 6y

    That's awesome! They look like wee aliens.
  • smile.blackbird 6y

    my lord i would die to get my macro lense on those little dudes!! super shots my friend, thanks so much for sharing!
  • Vicki 6y

    freakie little guys, I live in Wyoming. nothing like these here. Kinda glad of that!
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