Thursday, August 27, 2009

Does this eggsack make my ass look fat?

Before pictures. I don't know how long it takes for her to start making an eggsack, but she definitely looks knocked up.


  1. Mantids in the oven, definitely. I wonder if Jeff is going to want to leave her styrofoam cup after she lays the eggs.

  2. And I suppose you'd better keep the egg case someplace cool so your house won't be overrun by tiny mantids come Christmas! :D

    Praying Mantis Fact Sheet

  3. Eeek! I have to admit, I'm not sure how I will feed her this winter. Right now things are pretty easy as it's warm and moths are plentiful.

    I'm not feeding a team of babies. NOT.

    She is probably to fat to fly now. She used to spend more time walking around the outside rim. Now she just hangs on the inside.

    Thanks for the link.

  4. Hopefully she won't lay the eggs on something that can't be easily removed, like the ceiling... ;)

    (Oh my, I'm having way too much fun with this. :P I have an empty betta tank that would be a perfect habitat. Don't tell my husband -- I'm tempted!)

  5. Ha hahah. That would suck. But, we keep the lid on her when we aren't around. I think she might be getting ready soon. She isn't eating as much.

    I honestly don't know what the trick is for domestication. Maybe the females are easier.