Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I have ET over the Christmas holidays. She's still chugging along. (I still need to tally up her egg production.) And I have noticed she is getting dark age spots similar to the ones I've seen on my aging mantids.
In this close up of the tip of her abdomen, you can see an egg ready for deployment.
Here's a picture of my little deroplatys eating a fly several days ago. She(?) is doing pretty well, but her appetite seems to come and go sometimes. She will usually eat something offered by hand, though. It's tough to be a warm weather bug in the cold of winter. (Even if it's just "California cold"!)
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Jerry gave me this silver and bone mantis pin for our 25th anniversary. (We just celebrated our 27th the other day.)
This is effectively the end of my collection. Thank you for letting me share it with you. I hope to continue with Mantis Mondays next year, this time posting links to other mantis pictures and articles I find.