Yesterday, I visited a friend who calls herself a Bug Mother. Her “children” are Giant Spiny Australian Leaf bugs (Extatosoma Tiaratum). Right now she has nine of them; three are babies, three are molting and three are young adolescents. I took a photo of her holding one of the adolescent bugs.The adults will be twice this size.
Below are links to two articles she wrote about her bugs last year. I find them fascinating.