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Praying Mantis 2 Egg Cases 100 - 400 Babies with Hirt's Hatching Habitat

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  • One the best solution for people how don't want to use dangerous chemicals in their garden to control insects
  • They eat about any bug except the valuable Lady Bugs
  • Simply refrigerate the egg cases until you are ready for your chemical-free insect control
  • The average hatch time is 10-20 days
  • Most hatch at once, but some may hatching may take up to 8 weeks and we include the Hirt's Hatching Habitat so you can watch the egg case hatch.

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B000MR7B26
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,038 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Chinese Praying Mantis (Tenodera aridifolia)

Praying Mantis are one the best solution for people how don't want to use dangerous chemicals in their garden to control insects. They are one of the best predator insects, eating about any bug except the valuable Lady Bugs.

Your Praying Mantis eggcases are currently refrigerated to regulate hatching; once removed and exposed to warm temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees F., the average hatch time is 10-20 days, but can take up to 8 weeks. Simply refrigerate the egg cases until you are ready for your chemical-free insect control. Each eggcase will yield from 50-200 baby Praying Mantis. Most hatch at once, but some may hatching may take up to 8 weeks. Generally purchased by mantid & insect enthusiasts, hobbyists, school teachers, or most important for garden pest control.

With the egg case we include egg hatching and care instructions.



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Very cute and the kids were so excited.
J. Garrett
I was so excited to hatch these praying mantis eggs.
Mal
Only time will tell how well they hatch.
Helene M. Bredstrand

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150 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Peter Faden TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 29, 2011
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I received these two sacs around a month ago and hung them...one on a tree next to my patio, and one on a beefsteak tomato plant i have growing. Anyway, unless you stand there watching them 24/7, you aren't likely to know when or if the mantids hatch. However, i saw a tiny little mantis today wandering the patio, before he took a leap off onto part of the roof. So....the fact that i saw one made me very happy. However, i can tell you that it was a very random sighting, as they blend in quite well with their surroundings. If you want to know for sure how many actually hatch, you would be advised to put them in some sort of enclosed area, like a paper bag (which is recommended in the instructions) or an empty fish tank, or somesuch. However, the fact that i saw one leads me to believe their are quite a few, since it was luck to even see that one. It was probably around a 1/4 inch tall and brown. Made me smile.....

July 2nd: Okay, i have now seen quite a few of the little predators. Quite frankly, i wouldn't want to be any other insect hanging out in or around my tomato plant. That has become mantis territory. They have been sighted on the railings, the stairs, and leaping off the patio onto the roof (apparently a popular pastime for these little dudes (and dudettes). I would say the majority of the ones seen were in fact from the tomato plant pod, but i can see the remnants of the silk they hang from after hatching on the pod i put in the overhanging tree. So....even more pleased now. Definitive proof of multiple hatching. Bumped the rating up to 5 stars. I've seen around twenty of them now (during the same five minute period of time), I can only imagine how many i didnt see.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By J. Mercer on June 9, 2008
I ordered these egg cases to put a little security surveillance on a weeping cherry tree that was almost destroyed by Japanese beetles last year. I went on a trip for 2 weeks, and when I got back I had tiny little praying mantids all over the tree. Can't wait to see what happens when those beetles show up this year!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Monteith on May 20, 2013
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I have a garden for the first time ever this year, and I bought these mantises to check pest problems naturally. They hatched today! That disgusting little ball of hardened bug afterbirth has brought forth abundant life, with tiny mantises crawling all over my porch and plants. I can't wait to watch them grow up, fall in love, and eat their partners like some sort of Game of Thrones subplot.

Anyway, I bought bug eggs from amazon, which erupted into bugs, so I am awarding the full amount of stars. Nice job!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Leslye Evans-lane on May 28, 2008
The egg cases arrived in good condition and I have found many baby praying mantids in my yard!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By p purebread on June 13, 2008
This is a great purchase. Our family enjoys watching the mantis egg cases hatch, and they are so beneficial for the garden. A true wonder of nature to see all those little praying mantis all over the tree like tiny staples.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brofred2309 on April 17, 2012
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These Praying Mantis will hatch. I suggest to order in March then you will receive the freshest eggs. I hatched mine in a old cheese puff container.( It has enough room when empty.) Then place two to three inches of pebbles on the bottom of the container. Then add 1/8 cup of rain water to the pebbles. Spray the eggs with rain water and put on wood sticks. Make sure to wash hand or you will grow mold on the sticks. Place the sticks in the the same area as the branch piece on the eggs and place into the pebbles. (Some time you have to loosen the old stick water.) Then put the lid on and poke a few small holes for air. When you are ready to hatch the Mantis eggs place the container under a vanity or a kitchen sink. A few day later you will see them moving around. I suggest to hatch them later in the season because they die fast from the cold weather. Generally Praying Mantis need temperatures that are warm and humid. If it is warm enough to grow warm season vegetables the Praying Mantis will have a better chance surviving outside.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Hardy on December 22, 2008
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I placed my egg case outside in an azalea bush and a few weeks later, sure enough, teeny-tiny mantids starting pouring forth from the case. I moved a couple to another area of the garden, and was able to track one's growth for a few weeks until he disappeared one day. It was SO amazing. I saw him catch 2 flies, I watched him molt....I hope a bird didn't eat him.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marie on May 12, 2011
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I will change the star rate if they hatch it has been almost 5 weeks and neither one
has hatched-
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