Monday, October 6, 2014

Our praying mantis

 We've got  a new family pet. It's a marbled Madagascar praying mantis. It's just a nymph, has a lot of growing to do. 
Just to give you the idea of how tiny it is. The ceropegia woodii flower is around 1,5-2 cm tall.
I hope our insect will reach it's adult size in a few months. Females can become up to 9 cm long.
Right now I wake up every morning and have to see if it's still alive. Apparently it is a bit tricky to raise mantises. It has to shed it's skin 9 times to become a fully grown beauty.

1 comment:

Jovita said...

Jėga! (ir nuotraukos, ir gyvis)