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zacker
06-05-2013, 10:05 AM
Baby Praying Mantis that is! 100's of them!! they were all over the bushes in the garden!!
They are so tiny!

http://zacker.smugmug.com/photos/i-5MWJCR7/0/M/i-5MWJCR7-L.jpg


http://www.brokenfencephotography.com/photos/i-QgHkcVM/0/M/i-QgHkcVM-L.jpg

stoneylonesome
06-06-2013, 09:29 AM
Great shots, Send some my way maybe they can devoour the nasty incests that are eating the leaves on my plants.
Great to have these in the garden

zacker
06-06-2013, 10:02 AM
wait what? there's incest in your garden?? I didn't know you lived in one of THOSE communities! lol,lol,lol..

last year, my wife bought a couple eggs and put them in the garden and they hatched out but the mantis's quickly disappeared but once in awhile we'd see an adult one in there. Then this spring she saw that one of them had indeed left us an egg so she took it in and let it hatch inside in a plastic Ice cream sundae cup that came with a lid. they popped out so she put the egg back into the rose bush and all the little buggers came out. Hopefully we'll get more eggs this year! We also have a Luna moth cocoon we are hoping hatches soon. we bought that from Magic Wings up at the CT home and garden show this winter. We actually found a Luna moth caterpillar about two years ago but didn't know what it was so we let it go in the woods. we just thought it was a really funky, huge caterpillar! lol

stoneylonesome
06-06-2013, 10:57 AM
NEAT. I've been thinking about buy lady bugs for the garden. Yes I live in a community of BUGS the have gone after our rose leaves and our hostas.