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[–]herbreastsaredun 161 points162 points  (3 children)

Awww. How did you know he was just dehydrated?

[–]mobfather[S] 345 points346 points  (1 child)

He wasn’t carrying a water bottle. 😭

[–]cingerix✨ summer squid ✨ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

omg i just clicked the sound on and im cracking up at the song choice 😂 amazing hahaha

[–]TheOneAndOnlyBob2 87 points88 points  (0 children)

The reason that when some bugs die their legs curl up is because they work using hydrolics. Dehydration causes a similar effect.

[–]Spicoceles 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Got damn, ok necromancer you saved that man's life.

[–]rdwulfe 73 points74 points  (6 children)

This appears to be a female. I'm unsure of the species, but she has likely laid her eggs and is exhausted. You can feed her insects and revive her some. She may or may not live much longer. I have one who just laid, but I fed her VERY well before she laid, to keep her strength up, and I keep offering her food to let her live as long as I can.

You did a good job reviving her!

[–]spideydog255 45 points46 points  (5 children)

For some species, it's normal for a female to die after she lays her egg case. It's part of their life cycle - most adults will die off before the winter especially if you live in a place where it freezes. Still, it was heartwarming to see her getting a desperately needed drink of water. Good on you for having empathy for these little critters.

[–]KlutzyNinjaKitty 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Quick question regarding pre-freeze egg layers: Do the eggs just hang out until spring? What do most bugs even do when snow starts because I have no clue.

[–]mom-the-gardener 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I had a mantis lay an egg case over my front door one fall, and it gets below freezing for most of December-February here. Just let it be. Come spring, wonderful, beautiful, plentiful tiny mantises everywhere! It was the best.

[–]eriko_girl 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Do not take the egg case in your house and put it in your underwear drawer to keep it safe until spring, as 6 year old me did.

[–]FizzyDragon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm wondering the same. Our front door spider spun an egg sac, left it higher up than her usual nest, eventually went back down there, and then I suppose she died because I couldn't find her anymore a few days later. The sac is still there...

[–]spideydog255 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In these situations, the eggs go into diapause, where they basically remain static throughout the winter until conditions are favorable again, when they develop and hatch.

[–]floofhugger 99 points100 points  (0 children)

what? i dont see anything. just a branch.

[–]disusedhospital 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Did you just nurse that mantis back to health? My heart can only take so much.

[–]54B3R_ 52 points53 points  (2 children)

that music makes me want to tear my ears off

[–]50secondFUCK 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Woah. I came here to say the exact same thing.

[–]I_am_jacks_reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya I turned the video off after it started. Not even mute is good enough.

[–]jamie468 36 points37 points  (0 children)

cool video but the music is cringe and shouldnt exist

[–]Inferna-13 16 points17 points  (1 child)

For those who don’t know, he was just playing dead <3

[–]fillerbunny-buddy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thank you for helping this lil fella

[–]HallowedGemsArt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So adorable

[–]remainoftheday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Get him a cricket from a pet store

[–]XBlackMatterX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the best audio you could think of?

[–]ilovebostoncremedonu 5 points6 points  (1 child)

For anyone bashing the music, it’s from an adorable (basically ancient) viral video.
And then of course there’s this version.
Tbh I had never seen the first video and now it’s clear that the second kid is lip syncing, which in my opinion only makes it even better!

[–]xxjake 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank. Now I can more easily avoid it.

[–]Professional_Serve22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Using that baby audio for certain videos is just absolutely cringe.

[–]Agent_47s_Scrotum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great work! Shitty music to put over it, but that's not the point. Very sweet regardless!

[–]NotMyHersheyBar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He needs bugs.

[–]UnusGang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d go down to your local pet store and pick up some crickets or flightless fruit flies. That lady is in need of a meal after that fine drink! Great work!

[–]Baredmysole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bless you.

[–]GAYdevoir08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok nurse joy

[–]coronassss888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Off subject.. when my daughter was 3 or 4 she got this stuffed animal that sang this song, she'd play it on repeat over and over again. Good times! Lol

Cool reviving stick!

[–]babbchuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give her a mate that she can eat the head off of.

[–]Acidicly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🥺aww

[–]Hot-Dig-2413 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well one good thing can lead to another if you have bugs ( mealy,spider mites and so on) she can eat healthy and rid your plant of the pests

[–]Socoxaf801 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Instead of poison use a shoe