Monday, July 7, 2008

Holiday Weekend Roundup

The big news is that the 2nd egg case hatched. I didn't quite get a clear photo, but you can at least get a sense of how the mantis nymphs emerge from the case and kind of hang off of it.

And Grishnak, the eldest mantis from the 1st egg case, is up to his old tricks again. Remember thy can clickest on the picture to see closer.

Grishnak is as fond as his Orc cousins to standing on castle ramparts.

Looking off into the distance to defend the castle from invading Visigoths, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Saxons, etc.

This next close-up is a bit scary actually. Grishnak looks ready for business.

I guess Grishnak got bored between photo shoots and had to lick is paws, or foreceps, or whatever he has. Geez.

In this shot, Grishank is helping to train a recruit from the local nunnery to throw boiling oil on Visigothic ants.

Grishnak is naturally interested in science, and enjoys conversing with Albert Einstein on a regular basis.

Chilling with Albert.

Grishnak practicing maneuvers with a soldier from the nano-robot regiment.

I'm not sure praying mantises, even very small young praying mantises, can be considered "cute" -- on the other hand, Grishnak appears to think he is cute.

I can't really figure out what Gman is doing in this picture. I think maybe pretending to be a dog.

There he goes again, pausing between photos for grooming. Man, the things you have to go through to deal with insect talent these days.

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