Carnivorous generalist predator that controls a variety of pest insects. Great for kids and bug enthusiasts. Hatching can take 4-6 weeks when egg cases are kept at 70°F.  

NaturesGoodGuys offers Praying Mantis Egg Cases, which are perfect for Organic Gardens or Bug-Friendly environments. Praying Mantises serve as versatile allies in gardens, greenhouses, or as pets, voraciously consuming a wide range of insects. These skilled hunters, with their distinctive appearance, ambush prey under natural camouflage. Female mantises lay 50-200 eggs in protective cases during late summer or fall, which hatch after 4-6 weeks of consistent temperatures above 70°F. Young nymphs emerge, seeking prey as they grow into adults with fully formed wings, living several months to a year depending on conditions.