Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Praying Mantis Nymphs

Our praying mantis nymphs decided to come out of their egg case today!  There are between 75-200 nymphs in an egg case.  This morning they quickly changed from white to greenish brown.  Since we did not have any aphids to feed them, we released most of them in the second grade butterfly garden.  A great science experiment for any young (or young at heart) scientist! 

I ordered our egg case and praying mantis book from www.insectlore.com.
Egg Case link