For Christmas this year I gave each of Tom's three grandchildren a little praying mantis egg sack. This morning we got a call that one of the sacks had come alive and a whole lot of babies had emerged. It is only February 2!! Way too early. I rushed around and found a little glass container for the babies and some live crickets just in case they needed some food. When Tom and I got to Tom's son's house and found the babies, they were not doing well. Sometimes it is just too early.... In the meantime here is wonderful Jack Cobb and one of the little babies on a cold cold day in February.