CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Fascinations GreenEarth Praying Mantis Kit
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- Fascinations designs product to illustrate many magical aspects of our world
- Learn about the life cycle, biology and care of insects
- Nature kits created to hatch and grow live insects
- Learn all about life cycles and biology while discovering the fascinating miniature world of live insects
- Interactive, educational, and non-violent
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This container would be ideal for perhaps an adult mantis but not a nymph. Not only that, you can buy the same thing here:[...] although at ikea, it's for laundry. Ha!
Frankly, what I suggest instead is going to two websites: mantisplace.com and mantidforum.net. Between those two, you can acquire all the knowledge you need to raise a mantis with the Appropriate materials, which, for a nymph will probably involve a simple plastic container you can buy at the grocery store.. Not only that, you can also choose between a multitude of amazing species!
CONS: I purchased Wingless Fruit Flies as stated by the instructions and knowledgeable pet store employees/owners. Based on the size of the Fruit Flies, they were able to walk through the little openings of the kit's netting and eventually suffered death by thumb. In order for me to keep the Fruit Flies distracted and not think about escape, I sliced a small slither of an apple and tossed it in the kit. That idea worked GREAT! The Fruit Flies were attracted to the apple and that kept them busy eating.
NOTE: It appears that some Mantids find the taste of apples satisfying. I'm not sure if it's the fiber or the juice but regardless, they look cute.
As far as the habitat goes, it is your basic pop up netted container. Comes with tweezers, magnifying glass, and pipette. It has buttons to hold it flat while not in use. We would have used our butterfly habitat if we didn't currently have butterflies in it. If you happen to have an empty butterfly habitat, you could just as easily use that. You could also use this for a few butterflies, maybe a five pack of caterpillars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used for my 5 year old grandson during home school. Very effective and he was so excited to do it.Published 13 months ago by Jean Reed
Doesn't come with praying mantises, the instructions to get them were out of date. Bought them online from a different source. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sally
Perfect for our mantises, the flies we raised for them, and our crickets.Published 17 months ago by Nicole
like the case but the praying mantis was thought to order when ready and free and they were not then when to order them they were sold out and no available that is not a good thingPublished 18 months ago by sheri carrington