Praying Mantis Egg Case

Model # 1014|Store SKU # 1000700318

Overview

Model # 1014 Store SKU # 1000700318

Praying Mantis are a "Great General Predator" in the garden. A fantastic educational tool for children. Can be hatched out in the garden or in a paper bag inside and then released in the garden or even in an aquarium or terrarium. They set up their own territory where they reside for the season, well camouflaged, but sometimes seen sunning on a leaf or in later summer flying to find a mate.

  1. Latin Name: Tenodera aridifolia sinensis, the green or brown praying mantis
  1. One egg case contains approximately 40 - 400 eggs that all hatch within about one hour. Babies disperse quickly throughout your garden leaving the egg case the same .
  1. Mantis feed on fruit flies, gnats, aphids, flies, mosquitoes, beetles, moths, caterpillars and even grasshoppers - pretty well anything they can get into their mouth.
  1. Hatching occurs in June when the weather is warm enough. Immediately dispersing and setting up their own territory
  1. One egg case covers Approximately 90 sq. m. (1000 sq. ft.)
  1. Mating occurs in the early fall. After mating an egg case is laid over winter for the following summer. The egg case is laid as a foam that hardens to a spongy material that tolerates freezing, thawing, snow and rain.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
0.4
Assembled Height (in inches)
1
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
0.25
Assembled Width (in inches)
0.5
Packaged Depth (in inches)
1.25
Packaged Height (in inches)
6
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
0.4
Packaged Width (in inches)
2.5

Details

Country of Origin
US-United States
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor, Intérieur/extérieur, Outdoor
Pest Type
Ants, Aphids, Caterpillars, Flies, Locusts (Grasshoppers), Mosquitos, Moths

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty and Product information Customer Service: 905-382-2904. Defective and damaged products will be replaced. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Guaranteed Live upon Delivery.
Egg CasePraying Mantis Egg CasePraying Mantis are a "Great General Predator" in the garden. A fantastic educational tool for children. Can be hatched out in the garden or in a paper bag inside and then released in the garden or even in an aquarium or terrarium. They set up their own territory where they reside for the season, well camouflaged, but sometimes seen sunning on a leaf or in later summer flying to find a mate.
Praying Mantis
1000700318
CAD15.98
The Home Depot Canada
Egg Case is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 168.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a good purchase. I purchased 4 egg sacs to hatch in the garden. They averaged around 20 days to hatch, but it was a cool season. All 4 hatched, some more than once.
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got a dud No preying mantis released from the egg case. Followed the instructions on the packaging and it didn’t work. Wouldn’t recommend buying these unless you had a terrarium for them, not worth the price.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended Ootheca hatched. Lots of tiny praying mantises emerged.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mantis Eggs Waited 10 weeks - didn’t hatch. Don’t waste your money.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from j'adore Les oeufs ont eclos et plein de petites manthe religieuses dans mon jardin
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my garden bought the egg case and followed the instructions. I kept it in a large mason jar and gave it a spray of water everyday. In about 3 weeks they hatched and I let them out in my backyard.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Preying mantis egg The eggs never hatched. This was very disappointing for my daughter, niece, and nephew. And me, since we bought 5. Pretty consistent results though :(
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Praying mantis Still haven’t hatched it’s August! Is there a warranty?
Date published: 2020-08-04
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Can the eggsack be put in a jar with a lid or will it need airholes ??

Asked by: Ccanada
If the egg sack is in a jar, it should have a fabric lid stretched over top for air circulation. a few drops of water in the bottom of the jar (not directly on the egg sack) is also a good idea to keep humidity a bit above normal. Once they hatch, the jar will quickly be too small for them. The best enclosure is an aquarium with a mesh lid, if you plan on keeping the young mantises for any length of time. We kept ours for several weeks feeding them flightless fruit flies. They are quite canibalistic and will eat each other if not fed enough. Once they were about 1.5 cm long we let a lot of them go, and kept 2 or 3 until adulthood. They are amazing creatures.
Answered by: Treefrog74
Date published: 2020-06-24

I ordered an egg case the beginning of May (May 8th I believe), I have it indoors in a deep container with air holes and suspended using the bag it came in. I also mist it once aver 2-3 days. Did I mess something up and it should have hatched by now?

Asked by: MrReady
They can take a while before they hatch so just be patient. I had one in a small aquarium for about a month before it hatched. I never misted it at all. I woke up one morning and had over 100 Praying Mantis in the aquarium.
Answered by: Beak
Date published: 2019-06-12

What species is this?

Asked by: peep
Tenodera aridifolia
Answered by: Help Desk
Date published: 2020-04-23

Will they eat earwigs & cinch bugs?

Just wondering if a Mantis will prey on earwigs & cinch bugs which we seem to have a lot of.
Asked by: Anonymous
They will eat any soft bellied inect that in no larger than their abdomen - hope that helps some - good luck
Answered by: BCPIXIE
Date published: 2020-04-23
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