LIVE PRAYING MANTISES:
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Living Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis Kit
MANTIS FOOD - Nymph:
Flightless Fruit Flies
Wingless Fruit Flies
Silkworms - Extra Small
Fruit Fly Larvae
Rice Flour Beetles & Larvae
MANTIS FOOD - Adult:
Silkworms - Small/Medium
Superworms - Large
PRAYING MANTIS SUPPLIES:
MANTIS - EDUCATIONAL:
Mantid Life Cycle Figures
Mantid Egg Case (Ootheca)
Praying mantis egg cases are out of season. If you would like to be notified when they
will be back, please CLICK HERE.
The Praying Mantis is TRULY a fascinating insect to watch-
The emergence from the egg case (called the ootheca), the stalking and eating of prey, the growth from hatchling to adult-
All will have you watching in amazement.
Buy them as a PET, a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT or as a BENEFICIAL GARDEN FRIEND that will hunt down and eat pests such as
aphids, worms and grubs.
The Egg Case shown here is the place to start. Unless you're setting them free in the garden, you'll also need a place
to house your friends and food for them. You'll find it all here.
Praying Mantis Egg Case|
This is a Chinese praying mantis egg case, also called an ootheca.
Each case hatches over 100 Mantises Each!
Mantises will hatch after 4-6 weeks of warm weather. We recommend either
hanging the egg case in a shady area of your garden among the plant foliage
OR keeping the egg case in one of our praying mantis enclosures.
It is important that you have food on hand when the egg case hatches (unless you are releasing them in your garden).
Here at The Praying Mantis Shop, we stock a full line of living praying mantis food,
from food for newborns to food for mature adults. Once you've ordered your egg case, you'll find the food on the menu to the left
Mantis Egg Case