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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Chinese mantis baby pics

A few weeks ago I acquired a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) egg case. The egg case hatched this past week. Now I have lots of little mouths to feed!

This little specimen posed very obligingly for me as I was feeding them fruit flies. There is always something very satisfying about watching a critter eat.

Well, not for the fly I suppose...


Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens;Olympus RF-11 ring flash; F16 @ 1/200 sec); ISO 200

P7070482 baby mantid copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

P7070476 baby mantid 2 copyright ernie cooper 2013_filtered by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 12:03 AM
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those are awesome! i havent raised mantids in a while. Love these little guys.
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