Friday, June 13, 2008

Last Day of School

Someone is happy today. No School I'm sure pictures will be posted. Cynthia mentioned grabbing the camera to take some pictures of Katie & her friends.
Oh... and on a sad note.... Crying Into Tissue none of the praying mantis' made it. Well, that's not entirely accurate. Some got out of the habitat - outside - and may be living in our landscaping. If we see any of the creepy crawlers after they've grown, we'll probably let one live in the habitat.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Help! I have icky looking intruders - and I have to FEED them

For Christmas, Katie received a praying mantis kit. She has two egg sacs. There are supposed to be 50-100 in an egg sac. AAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Okay, the little buggers have hatched. Unfortunately, the flightless fruit flies that we bought to feed them, not so alive. There's some in the container, but not a heck of alot that I can see. And I think these guys are hungry.

I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they start eating each other, but I think they are too small for that right now. From what I've read, at this size, fruitflies are basically it.

Anybody got any spare fruitflies? Ew.

I did take pictures, I'll add those later when I'm back home depending on how they came out.


And wouldn't you know it, the stupid things hatch when JC's not going to be home for two days.