Order Live Praying Mantis Eggs Online:
Live Praying Mantis Eggs are now available at Green Thumb Nursery for online order!
Praying Mantis are one of the most aggressive predators in the garden. Mantis will prey on almost any insect they can overpower. They are one of the best protectors in the garden and can be one of the most helpful beneficial insects available.
Each Live Praying Mantis egg case will hatch out 50-200 mantises. When hatching, the young crawl from between tiny flaps in the egg case and hang from silken threads about 2 inches below the case. After drying out the young will disperse. This happens within an hour or two and it is very difficult to know if hatching has occurred unless the elusive and well camouflaged young are found.
Attach the egg cases to a twig or plant. 2 egg cases per 3,000 sq. ft. To monitor hatching of the egg case place the egg cases in a paper bag and fold the top. Place the bag in a warm room and out of direct sun light. Periodically open the bag and check to see if hatching has occurred. If hatching has occurred take out and release the young. Sometimes hatching can take up to eight weeks.
Pesticides and even wetting agents and spreader-stickers may adversely affect mantid’s survival. Broad spectrum and systemic insecticides are toxic to praying mantids.
Want to learn more? Read how Praying Mantis are beneficial to the garden and then order your Live Praying Mantis egg casings from Green Thumb Nursery. Rather pick up your Live Praying Mantis egg casings in-store? Call your local Green Thumb Nursery Garden Center and you can pick them up in-store as well! For store hours and phone number information, please visit our homepage at www.greenthumb.com.