Before I tell you anything else, be sure to click on these pictures so you can really get a good look at my babies.
I've waited all winter for the mantis eggs to hatch. I've looked in on the egg case a couple times a day for the last two weeks hoping to catch them hatching. Just today I was bent over looking at the case and beginning to wonder if it would ever happen. I stood up and surveyed the plant for other insects. Then I saw the little one below. Then I saw another and another and another! I know, I'm weird. It's just so cool having a bunch of tiny lions hanging out in my garden. I just need them to get busy on the flea beetles that are snacking on my potatoes and spinach.
I will try to restrain myself when posting pics of them as they grow. :0)