Carolina Praying Mantis Egg Cases
ABOUT CAROLINA MANTIS:
The Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) is a native mantis species to North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States. Hence the name, however, it's actually a common mantis and it can be found in most states of the United States.
Their favorite meals include: Crickets, Grasshoppers, Moths, Locust, Caterpillars, Flies, Cockroaches and other pests.
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NaturesGoodGuys (a.k.a. Soldier Bugs) Live Praying Mantis Egg Cases are a must have for any Organic Garden or Bug Friendly Person! Praying Mantises can be used in vegetable gardens, greenhouses, indoor grows, on trees, shrubs, ivy anywhere pest exist, or kept as pets. These beautiful insects are known to have a voracious appetite. They are strictly carnivorous and feed on almost all insects.
Simply place your package of Mantis Egg Cases in a warm area out of direct sunlight and check every few days for hatching. The egg cases will need approximately 70°F for 2-6 weeks to hatch, however, sometimes they can take up to 12 weeks, depending on when the female laid the eggs. Release the baby mantises as soon as hatching occurs.
Attach the egg case to a twig or place in the crotch of the plant about 1 to 2 feet off the ground. When hatching, the young crawl from between tiny flaps and hang from silky threads about 2 inches below the egg case. Once the egg has hatched, it does not change in appearance! The well camouflaged babies will disperse within an hour.