All Egg Cases Are FRESH For The 2019 Season and they hatch out a lot of mantis! See photos below.
A Great Educational Project For The Classroom or At Home.
Praying Mantis will help to Control pest insects in the green house or garden.
You will receive:
(1 + 1 Bonus Egg) Chinese Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) with 32 oz. container with vented lid. (The hatching process starts once we ship.) They can be hatched together.
You will also receive all ingredients to make a Melanogaster Fruit Fly Culture for food for your nymphs.
A second 32 oz container with vented lid
Package Fruit Fly media
Package of baker's yeast
Package of excelsior
Small container of 50+ Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Flies.
*** If your daytime temperatures are 80 degrees and above, please choose the option to upgrade your shipping with included ice pack.
(Photo - Making the Perfect Fruit Fly Culture)
With Your Fruit Flies and supplies you can culture food for your nymphs before they hatch out.
The Chinese Mantis Eggs (Ootheca) comes attached to sticks with coconut fiber to help maintain a proper moisture level. They will come packed in their own container. Simply remove packing.
The eggs should be lightly misted every other day as they need some moisture to hatch. Do not place near a heat source that is over 80 degrees F. Do not keep the Mantis Egg under 65 degrees F. Ideally the temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees F.
The mantis babies will be very small when they hatch. If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.
Your Chinese Mantis Egg Kit will be well insulated from damage with our premium packing and shipping process.
Safe arrival: If there is any damage in shipping, please contact us within one day with photos.
WE DO GUARANTEE HATCHING FOR ONE EGG
We do what others don't do.....that is we do guarantee hatching of one egg. Even though we have no control over the hatching process, we want all of our customers to be happy with their purchase. Therefore, if after the allotted time; your egg cases do not hatch, all we ask is that you send us a photo of the mantis egg cases cut in half so we can see inside the mantis eggs. This will help us with quality control. We will send one replacement. As you can appreciate, we cannot cover the postage on egg case replacements because of the extra costs incurred.
Things to keep in mind when hatching your egg case:
If the egg drys out it will not hatch. If it is placed in direct sunlight and gets too hot it will not hatch. If it is kept too wet it will not hatch. Some have put the egg case in a freezer thinking this would be the best way to store them until they hatch; that will destroy the mantis nymphs.
As you can appreciate many variables can affect the hatching process.
What we can assure you is that these egg cases are fresh and if looked after properly, it should hatch within the allotted time frame which can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.
You can watch this video and see how the Ootheca hatches.
The mantis babies will be very small when they hatch. It is best to separate them into a larger container with 2 to 3 days. Please contact us for suggestions. The smaller fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is the best starter food item for your baby mantis.
We suggest you purchase fruit flies or fruit fly kits at the same time you purchase your praying mantis egg kit. This way you will have fruit flies on hand when the mantis hatch. This will give you enough time to re-culture the fruit flies giving you 3 to 4 times the amount you started with.
We are now hatching out the 2019 Chinese Mantis eggs. Here's a few examples.