Are These Eggs?

Discussion in 'Our Other Pets' started by PraptiPanda, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. PraptiPanda

    PraptiPanda Valued Member Member

    Went to the plains near my house today and found these tiny clusters stuck to the grass. What are these - eggs? Of what creature? The whole cluster is about the size of my thumb nail.
    I'd sure love a grasshopper or two :) IMG_20170807_192619.JPG
     
  2. _IceFyre_

    _IceFyre_ Well Known Member Member

    Those are spittle bug eggs:)
     
  3. OP
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    PraptiPanda

    PraptiPanda Valued Member Member

    So there are definitely larvae inside? I'd love to have it as a pet. Sounds weird, I know.
     
  4. _IceFyre_

    _IceFyre_ Well Known Member Member

    I don't know very much about them, but I assume so. They might be fun to raise;)
    If you want to try to take them home, it would probably be best to take the whole piece of grass instead of trying to take off the "spit" alone:)
     
  5. OP
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    PraptiPanda

    PraptiPanda Valued Member Member

    I actually took the whole plant home :) I really want something different. I think I'll set up a terrarium. Do they hop or just crawl? I don't think I've ever seen an adult.
     
  6. _IceFyre_

    _IceFyre_ Well Known Member Member

    I did a bit of research and apparently they hop from plant to plant and can jump 100 times their own length, so a lid would be necessary. The larvae suck sap out of the stems of plants and the adults eat most types of plant matter. Good luck with your new pet!:D
     




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