Watching Praying Mantis Eggs Hatch Is Disturbingly Awesome (VIDEO)

We love stumbling upon videos like the one featured above.

For some reason, watching a baby praying mantis emerge from its egg mass is disturbingly awesome. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze and fascinate us.

When placed in a warm location, the egg mass, called an ootheca, will produce up to 200 mantises. The babies resemble small, wingless adults. Before reaching maturity, a mantis will molt five to ten times.

The typical lifespan of a praying mantis in the wild is approximately 10-12 months.

Check out the video above.

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