Monday, December 19, 2016

Mantis Update

On one of the collection trips we took to Rosemont Forest Preserve, the class spotted several mantodeas. The one I caught was pregnant so Andy suggested I keep her for a few weeks until she lay her egg sack. Pictured aboveis a photo of the egg in a jar (this will hatch in spring, so I will place this outside in a field). The video Mantis Clips is a series of clips that I documented during my care. My roommate and I would catch insect, mostly grasshoppers and large flies, from the garden about every two days. Sometimes the Mantis would hunt them, chew the, and drop the prey once they stopped squirming.

(fall 2016 Katia Perez-Fuentes)

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