Spiny Leaf insect hatching (Extatosoma tiaratum) Great video!

16 Sep

So, I finally got a good quality video of one of my Spiny leaf insects (Extatosoma tiaratum) hatching.  I’m so happy to finally catch this amazing event.  I’ve always wondered how such a gangly (yet still small) insect comes from such a tiny egg.  You’ll notice that the legs almost seem pliable at first, which probably explains their ability to be folded up in such a tiny space.  A lot like humans, it seems!  The action takes place near the bottom third of the screen.  Be sure to click on the ‘enlarge screen’ tab to really get a close-up look.  And don’t worry, the egg came off of his/her foot eventually. 🙂


4 Responses to “Spiny Leaf insect hatching (Extatosoma tiaratum) Great video!”

  1. peggyblank September 17, 2015 at 1:03 am #

    excellent video! amazing that they fit in there.

  2. Jay September 18, 2015 at 1:07 am #

    I love the way he scurries off has somewhere to be.

    • Lisa Vankula-Donovan September 18, 2015 at 1:12 am #

      Yeah, lol. Amd usually when I find them they are just perched on the lid of the container, and it seems in a trance when I go to remove them. Im trying to follow your blog, but the follow button (on my phone) just stays at ‘follow’. Will try in the laptop later 😊.

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