Thursday, February 10, 2011



Location : Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

23-11-2010 – Observed one ootheca attached in a twig.
White in colour

27-12-2010 – twelve baby mantises emerged

They fighting each other when coming face to face
One to one and half centimeter in length
Abdomen curved upwards

It dispersed very quickly in different plants

17-01-2011 – Dissected the egg case after 21 days and found 4 eggs were not hatched.

The unhatched eggs were in decaying stage.

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