Single Status Update
We found a mantis on our mailbox today. A green female, and a very plump one at that! Sooo... of course I decide to keep her and I just so happened to have a vacant enclosure. ?I placed her in the enclosure and left her alone for a few moments.
When I returned, camera in hand, I caught her right in the process of laying an ooth! I backed away slowly and lowered all the lights.
Of course, there's no way to know if the ooth will be fertile. Here's hoping! I have limited experience with this native species.
Interesting part: I just ordered an ooth yesterday from a wonderfully accommodating dealer, because I wanted to experience this species.
I love free mantids. ?