Before-and-After Shots of Tiny Eggs and the Invertebrates That Hatch From Them

A fascinating video by Adrian Kozakiewicz of Insecthaus shows how all types of creepy crawlies can hatch from tiny eggs. In the short clip, we see a small egg inKozakiewicz’s hand and then, a split second later, the large adult version of what emerges. Whether you like bugs or not, the video is a cool look at the reproduction of these small animals.

Most of what we see are insects—various beetles, butterflies, a Praying mantis, and more. However, there is an occasional curveball, like a crab and what looks to be an enormous snail. The variety certainly keeps you on your toes, as the size of the egg isn't always indicative of how large the final result will be.

While as mammals, our reproduction works quite differently, much of the rest of the animal kingdom lays eggs. From fish and birds to reptiles and insects, eggs are the main reproductive vehicle. Often laid in clusters, eggs allow these animals to produce live offspring without having to worry about carrying them internally. For many animals, this keeps their offspring safe from predators and environmental dangers.

So get ready for an adventure and press play on the video to see all of the invertebrates that hatch from these eggs.

Insecthaus: YouTube | Instagram | TikTok
h/t: [Reddit]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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