“You aren’t scaring anyone” Idolomantis diabolica (devil’s flower mantis) L2 nymph trying to scare me off. I had not realized they do this from such a young age. Who knew they were proficient at praying mantis kung fu? 😅 #idolomantisdiabolica #idolo #devilsflowermantis #mantis #invertebrates #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #unusualpets #aliens #funny #adorable #photography #mantismonarch #threatdisplay #kungfu https://www.instagram.com/p/B0oi-bIB8E6/?igshid=1g4fdi86q5tos
Okay so the other day I was taking the trash out and my nail caught on a spider egg sac!
Unfortunately it split open and all the little eggs came tumbling out and luckily landed in a box.
After getting them all in a glass, I was left with several questions, no answers and guilt! But I asked in a few spider groups and got a tutorial on making a spider incubator!
Sooo! We went through a few different stages of mini Orbeez
And by mini I mean REALLY mini!
But finally we started seeing development!
See the little white dot?! That’s a wee lil baby!
Then more started showing up!
Then the day came!! Little legs started showing up!!
Today I just went to look and!!
MY BABIES ARE HATCHING!
They’re perfect in every way and I love my dumb spider babies.
This is Joseph. He’s learning to walk properly.
He’s not very good at it yet though.
He try his best.
Holy heck!? Hello everyone!!
Oh my word I’m so happy you all love these babies as much as I do! Yes, I have my photos of all the babies that weren’t included here, they can be found on my failed phid project spider page here! The spiders, to answer a common question, are a species of “
“ Or grass spiders and are harmless if you’re not a mosquito or other tiny bug! Thank you all for so much love and support. Sorry for tacking on more to this photoset, but I thought you all would appreciate more photos!!
Fetal moths. Vine Sphinx eggs in the microscope today. They had started changing colors so I know I needed a closer look. Good thing I did!
Both were green striped this morning. By afternoon, one had turned yellow (the color of the developing caterpillar!), and the one that was still green had developed a visible heartbeat. The yellow one tested out his chompers!!! These caterpillars are the ones with the tails (aka “hornworms”), and you can see the yellow baby’s little tail curled up by his face.
By evening, the yellow one had hatched. So precious!