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Carolina mantis ootheca (egg sac) - Stagmomantis carolina

Carolina mantis ootheca (egg sac) - Stagmomantis carolina
Copperas Cove, Coryell County, Texas, USA
October 13, 2008
Layed in captivity in my garage on 10/13/08.

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mantid egg case and dictyna-like spider - Stagmomantis carolina Carolina mantis ootheca (egg sac) - Stagmomantis carolina Carolina mantis ootheca (egg sac) - Stagmomantis carolina

Mantids & Branch-tip Spider
The mantids hatched out on 9 April 2009 after 178 days of waiting. A tiny Branch-tip Spider appeared and layed more silk but made no attempt to attack any of the mantids. Also, none of the mantids made any attempt to attack the spider. Six or eight mantids got caught in the spider's web but I helped them escape when I released them all. Mantids and spider are all living happily in my backyard ... somewhere.

(Also added to "Branch-tip Spider")

 
Awesome! :)
Awesome! :)

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