My 'pet' mantis .

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Desmond, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Fascinating...! :)
     
  2. I'm still not sure what the second one was there for.
     
  3. I don't know the answer but I do know that as a kid I would often find numerous Mantis
    egg clusters in very close proximity to each other. Sometimes side by side. Maybe when
    females see another laying eggs it triggers the instinct for them to lay eggs. Or maybe
    they just naturally seek out the same type of conditions that they feel will be a good
    place to lay. I would imagine that in nature all Mantis females lay eggs at about the
    same time in tune with the season.
     
  4. Around here it usually seems to be in a dry area - both of them walked off into the nearby bushes again after laying eggs.