Want to be a Nomad

I was hunting for butterfly eggs on a Pongamia tree , when I found this egg case of praying mantis also called as ootheca. I remembered that these egg cases can be reared at home, so brought it home. On browsing on the web I found clear instructions on how to rear the egg case.

I kept the egg case in a ventilated bottle so that I could observe them if  the egg was hatched. It became a daily routine for me to check on this as soon as I woke up. This wait was too long , more than a month and after the recent sighting of the praying mantis egg case during the  NTP which Kannan attended, I was getting more impatient. But having seen some open egg cases, I convinced myself that this egg would hatch and  I needed to be patient. To  my luck the day…

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