Mantis update

I happened to catch Snacks as he shed his second skin — his second in a week!  In the first image, he’s just emerging from his old skin.  (The photo is not upside-down, Snacks is — most mantises prefer hanging upside-down, as it gives them a better view of their hunting grounds.)  In the second, you see Snacks’s roomie Booie swooping in for a quick, er, snack.  The size difference, as you can see, is dramatic, and will be until Booie sheds his skin again.

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4 Responses to “Mantis update”
  1. faroffstar says:

    i never knew matises could be so cute… of course naming them things like “Snacks” helps.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, Alcotts! Will there be a Mantis movie? Snacks and Booie seem like shoe-ins with their hatch mates.