Monday, October 18, 2010

The mantids this morning

I continued to check on the mating mantids throughout the day yesterday, and by the time I went to bed, they still all looked to be in the same position as they had been all day. All
of them.

First thing this morning, when I checked them, the ½ male, my formerly one-eyed little friend was gone. Nothing remained but a few bits of wing on the cage floor. The other male is still intact. Still clinging to the female, but not actually mating.

This new guy seems to be content in his bachelorhood. I found him on my porch yesterday.
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