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California (Zone 9b)
May 16, 2020 2:45 PM CST
|While pruning our olive tree last winter I found a praying mantis egg case attached to one of the branches and saved it in a ziplock bag in the garage with my gardening things. I forgot about it until a few days ago (months later) when I noticed baby praying mantises hatching out of it! Here is a photo of the egg case and some of the tiny little guys exploring around on my Friendship Sage where I placed the branch with the hatching babies after sprinkling them on a few plants in my yard. I am in California Zone 9b with mild winters and hot summers.
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
May 19, 2020 5:44 PM CST
|Very good picture of them, I have 4 egg cases this year, I just left them in their spots, I think they hatched a while back.
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May 19, 2020 9:07 PM CST
|Wow,awesome.Thanks for posting,never seen them that small.|
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