|September 26, 2012|
The ootheca was attached to a dried Nandina heavenly bamboo branch which I placed in a small vase on the kitchen counter for a few weeks...
until I moved the branch to a pot of dirt outside on the patio table where I could see the egg case from the window. On April 23, about a dozen tiny green mantises were crawling on the branch.
|April 23, 2013|
Over the next week dozens more mantis nymphs emerged from the egg case.
|April 26, 2013|
This morning I found just one little mantis on the flower pot.