Praying Mantis Eggs


 

Praying Mantis are general predators that feed on:

·        Aphids

·        Beetles

·        Caterpillars

·        Chinch bugs

·        Colorado potato beetles

·        Leafhoppers

·        Hornworms

·        Leafrollers

·        Squash bug

·        Thrips and whiteflies.

They will feed on what they can catch! They start off feeding on fruit flies and other tiny insects and as they grow so does their prey as full grown adult grasshoppers are eaten.

Adults are large up to 4 inches ! 

Egg cases will hatch during June after being in a warm light place for 1-8 weeks, but usually 2-3 weeks.  Released into the garden each mantis will set up its own territory where it will live for the summer. They are very difficult to find in the garden because they are well camouflaged. Later in the summer they will fly to find a mate this is often when they are seen. Also as the weather cools they will sit out in the sun to warm themselves.

To witness an egg case hatching, hatch it inside and then release your mantis into your garden. Comes with full instructions.

Egg cases may contain 50-400 eggs

RELEASE RATE: 3 egg cases cover (5000 ft. sq.)

Hatching your Egg case by the end of July will give the praying mantis’ enough time for the Praying Mantis to breed and lay another egg case for next season.

*Egg Cases are kept in our cooler so please ask for assistance.

 

 

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