happy birthday, baby mantis (hello, cruel world)

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    Inexplicably, we had second batch of baby mantises hatch out today -- three full days after the first part of the egg case gave way to maybe 75 babies. There were 75 new babies running around. This tiny creature seemed content to pose on my finger.

    [update: despite a fairly steady supply of wingless fruit flies, we lost over half of the babies. I am so happy to see them beginning to aggressively catch the their first meals, despite the challenge of subduing something almost that is almost 1/4 your size]

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    1. cosmonautirussi 74 months ago | reply

      Very well done!! :)

      I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave

    2. Amin Eftekhari 74 months ago | reply

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    3. Flying. 74 months ago | reply

      wow! no problems.
      thank you!
      wonderful picture.
      me sorry my english, it is very very very bad.
      I dont speak english.
      I try.
      kisses.

    4. - Burning Rubber - 74 months ago | reply

      And tonight we proudly present life on stage...

      Cool composition!

      This is an Awesome Bug!

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    5. antikair 74 months ago | reply

      This is an Awesome Bug!

      Creepy Crawler Award!
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    6. mardi_byrd 73 months ago | reply

      Absolutely precious! Very nice shot...and how wonderful to be about to witness their birth! You are such a lucky person.

    7. Dobka 66 months ago | reply

      great lighting

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    8. mwendus 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing your photo. I wanted to let you know that I used it on my blog, in the post linked here. I also added your Flickr account to my "Meet the Photographers" page. Thanks again.

    9. Life Sun Death [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      XD So cool.

      Found in a search. (?²ˣ)

    10. Anne Meijer 59 months ago | reply

      great light here, beautiful work!

    11. d_web 57 months ago | reply

      the beam of light is just magic!

    12. Mika Ha 54 months ago | reply

      So very best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13. megmoore1 44 months ago | reply

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    14. Javier..Dominguez 24 months ago | reply

      i like it !!!!!! very nice

    15. Kobalt 60 20 months ago | reply

      Amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

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