{"id":382635788,"title":"(2) Chinese Praying Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) + Supplies----GUARANTEED To Hatch","handle":"chinese-mantis-ootheca-kit","description":"\u003cp\u003eAll Egg Cases Are FRESH For The 2019 Season and they hatch out a lot of mantis!   See photos below.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA Great Educational Project For The Classroom or At Home.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePraying Mantis will help to Control pest insects in the green house or garden.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2 Chinese Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) with 32 oz. container with vented lid.  (The hatching process starts once we ship.)  They can be hatched together.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan rwr=\"1\" size=\"4\" style=\"font-size: large;\"\u003e\u003cspan rwr=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eYou will also receive\u003c\/b\u003e all ingredients to make a Melanogaster Fruit Fly Culture for food for your nymphs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA second 32 oz container with vented lid \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePackage Fruit Fly media \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePackage of baker's yeast\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePackage of excelsior\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall container of 50+ Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Flies. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInstructions\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e   \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e(Photo - Making the Perfect Fruit Fly Culture)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ffffff;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Chimese_mantis_egg_kit_medium.jpg?v=1542953699\" alt=\"\" width=\"144\" height=\"172\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eWith Your Fruit Flies and supplies you can culture food for your nymphs before they hatch out. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Chinese Mantis Egg (Ootheca) comes attached to a tree branch with coconut fiber to help maintain a proper moisture level.   It will come packed in it's own container.  Simply remove packing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe egg should be lightly misted every other day as they need some moisture to hatch.  Do not place near a heat source that is over 80 degrees F.  Do not keep the Mantis Egg under 65 degrees F.  Ideally the temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees F.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis nymphs will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you visit our eBay store and purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShipping:   \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour Chinese Mantis Egg Kit will be well insulated from damage with our premium packing and shipping process.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003eSafe arrival:  If there is any damage in shipping, please contact us within one day with photos.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0011\" size=\"6\"\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff00aa\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWE DO GUARANTEE HATCHING FOR ONE EGG\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\"\u003eWe do what others don't do.....that is we \u003cspan\u003edo guarantee\u003c\/span\u003e hatching of one egg.  Even though we have no control over the hatching process, we want all of our customers to be happy with their purchase.  Therefore, if after the allotted time; your egg cases do not hatch, all we ask is that you send us a photo of the mantis egg cases cut in half so we can see inside the mantis eggs. This will help us with quality control.  We will send one replacement.  \u003c\/span\u003eAs you can appreciate, we cannot cover the postage on egg case replacements because of the extra costs incurred.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eThings to keep in mind when hatching your egg case:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003eIf the egg drys out it will not hatch.  If it is placed in direct sunlight and gets too hot it will not hatch.   If it is kept too wet it will not hatch.  Some have put the egg case in a freezer thinking this would be the best way to store them until they hatch; that will destroy the mantis nymphs.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003eAs you can appreciate many variables can affect the hatching process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat we can assure you is that these egg cases are fresh and if looked after properly, it should hatch within the allotted time frame which can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can watch this video and see how the Ootheca hatches.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  It is best to separate them into a larger container with 2 to 3 days.  Please contact us for suggestions.   The smaller fruit fly \u003ca title=\"drosophila-melanogaster for feeding praying mantis\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/producing-flightless-fruit-fly-starter-cultures-drosophila-melanogaster\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eDrosophila melanogaster\u003c\/a\u003e is the best starter food item for your baby mantis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen your mantis are at the L-3 stage \u003ca title=\"Chinese Mantis Growth Chart\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/chinese-praying-mantis\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e(view here)\u003c\/a\u003e they will need a bigger food item.  The Golden Fruit Fly is a good choice followed by the Drosophila Hydei at stage L-6 to L-7.  It is a bit bigger than the golden fruit fly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe suggest you purchase the fruit flies or fruit fly kits at the same time you purchase your praying mantis egg kit.  This way you will have fruit flies on hand when the mantis hatch.  This will give you enough time to re-culture the fruit flies giving you 3 to 4 times the amount you started with.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e     note:\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/4_container_prop_b587cca9-9feb-475e-b85d-63fee1cfebe6_compact.jpg?v=1544165101\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: -30px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/1-container_prop_766effbd-8c26-459c-bbd3-ec9f9466f7d9_compact.jpg?v=1544165141\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: 30px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/1-container-b_prop_1ba0cd64-095e-4e88-8897-33f6cf645df3_compact.jpg?v=1544165165\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: 30px;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are now hatching out the 2019 Chinese Mantis eggs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe above photos are Chinese Mantis eggs that just hatched on Dec 4.  \u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs you can see there are well over 100+ mantis nymphs in each container.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn three weeks these mantis will be ready for sale. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_large.png?2379332546147113870\" alt=\"\" width=\"202\" height=\"35\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2015-07-11T12:02:00-12:00","created_at":"2014-11-13T12:30:20-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Chinese Mantis Ootheca Kit","tags":["Chinese Praying Mantis","Praying Mantis Eggs"],"price":1999,"price_min":1999,"price_max":1999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1014578752,"title":"Chinese Praying Mantis 32 oz Ootheca Habitat + Fruit Flies, Media \u0026 Excelsior","option1":"Chinese Praying Mantis 32 oz Ootheca Habitat + Fruit Flies, Media \u0026 Excelsior","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"(2) Chinese Praying Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) + Supplies----GUARANTEED To Hatch - 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Making the Perfect Fruit Fly Culture)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ffffff;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Chimese_mantis_egg_kit_medium.jpg?v=1542953699\" alt=\"\" width=\"144\" height=\"172\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eWith Your Fruit Flies and supplies you can culture food for your nymphs before they hatch out. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Chinese Mantis Egg (Ootheca) comes attached to a tree branch with coconut fiber to help maintain a proper moisture level.   It will come packed in it's own container.  Simply remove packing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe egg should be lightly misted every other day as they need some moisture to hatch.  Do not place near a heat source that is over 80 degrees F.  Do not keep the Mantis Egg under 65 degrees F.  Ideally the temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees F.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis nymphs will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you visit our eBay store and purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShipping:   \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour Chinese Mantis Egg Kit will be well insulated from damage with our premium packing and shipping process.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003eSafe arrival:  If there is any damage in shipping, please contact us within one day with photos.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff0011\" size=\"6\"\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#ff00aa\"\u003e:\u003c\/span\u003e  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWE DO GUARANTEE HATCHING FOR ONE EGG\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\" size=\"4\"\u003eWe do what others don't do.....that is we \u003cspan\u003edo guarantee\u003c\/span\u003e hatching of one egg.  Even though we have no control over the hatching process, we want all of our customers to be happy with their purchase.  Therefore, if after the allotted time; your egg cases do not hatch, all we ask is that you send us a photo of the mantis egg cases cut in half so we can see inside the mantis eggs. This will help us with quality control.  We will send one replacement.  \u003c\/span\u003eAs you can appreciate, we cannot cover the postage on egg case replacements because of the extra costs incurred.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eThings to keep in mind when hatching your egg case:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003eIf the egg drys out it will not hatch.  If it is placed in direct sunlight and gets too hot it will not hatch.   If it is kept too wet it will not hatch.  Some have put the egg case in a freezer thinking this would be the best way to store them until they hatch; that will destroy the mantis nymphs.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan face=\"Verdana\"\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\"\u003eAs you can appreciate many variables can affect the hatching process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat we can assure you is that these egg cases are fresh and if looked after properly, it should hatch within the allotted time frame which can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can watch this video and see how the Ootheca hatches.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  It is best to separate them into a larger container with 2 to 3 days.  Please contact us for suggestions.   The smaller fruit fly \u003ca title=\"drosophila-melanogaster for feeding praying mantis\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/producing-flightless-fruit-fly-starter-cultures-drosophila-melanogaster\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eDrosophila melanogaster\u003c\/a\u003e is the best starter food item for your baby mantis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen your mantis are at the L-3 stage \u003ca title=\"Chinese Mantis Growth Chart\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/products\/chinese-praying-mantis\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e(view here)\u003c\/a\u003e they will need a bigger food item.  The Golden Fruit Fly is a good choice followed by the Drosophila Hydei at stage L-6 to L-7.  It is a bit bigger than the golden fruit fly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe suggest you purchase the fruit flies or fruit fly kits at the same time you purchase your praying mantis egg kit.  This way you will have fruit flies on hand when the mantis hatch.  This will give you enough time to re-culture the fruit flies giving you 3 to 4 times the amount you started with.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e     note:\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/4_container_prop_b587cca9-9feb-475e-b85d-63fee1cfebe6_compact.jpg?v=1544165101\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: -30px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/1-container_prop_766effbd-8c26-459c-bbd3-ec9f9466f7d9_compact.jpg?v=1544165141\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: 30px;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Chinese Mantis Hatching Egg\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/1-container-b_prop_1ba0cd64-095e-4e88-8897-33f6cf645df3_compact.jpg?v=1544165165\" style=\"float: none; margin-left: 30px;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are now hatching out the 2019 Chinese Mantis eggs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe above photos are Chinese Mantis eggs that just hatched on Dec 4.  \u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs you can see there are well over 100+ mantis nymphs in each container.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn three weeks these mantis will be ready for sale. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_large.png?2379332546147113870\" alt=\"\" width=\"202\" height=\"35\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

(2) Chinese Praying Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) + Supplies----GUARANTEED To Hatch

Product Description

All Egg Cases Are FRESH For The 2019 Season and they hatch out a lot of mantis!   See photos below.

A Great Educational Project For The Classroom or At Home.

Praying Mantis will help to Control pest insects in the green house or garden.

You will receive:

  • 2 Chinese Mantis Eggs (OOTHECA) with 32 oz. container with vented lid.  (The hatching process starts once we ship.)  They can be hatched together.

You will also receive all ingredients to make a Melanogaster Fruit Fly Culture for food for your nymphs.

  • A second 32 oz container with vented lid 
  • Package Fruit Fly media 
  • Package of baker's yeast
  • Package of excelsior
  • Small container of 50+ Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Flies. 
  • Instructions   

(Photo - Making the Perfect Fruit Fly Culture) 

.

With Your Fruit Flies and supplies you can culture food for your nymphs before they hatch out. 

The Chinese Mantis Egg (Ootheca) comes attached to a tree branch with coconut fiber to help maintain a proper moisture level.   It will come packed in it's own container.  Simply remove packing.

The egg should be lightly misted every other day as they need some moisture to hatch.  Do not place near a heat source that is over 80 degrees F.  Do not keep the Mantis Egg under 65 degrees F.  Ideally the temperature should be between 75 and 80 degrees F.

The mantis nymphs will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you visit our eBay store and purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  

The mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  If you plan on raising any to adult size, we suggest you purchase the melanogaster fruit fly starter culture kit.  

Shipping:   

Your Chinese Mantis Egg Kit will be well insulated from damage with our premium packing and shipping process.

Safe arrival:  If there is any damage in shipping, please contact us within one day with photos.

Guarantee:  

WE DO GUARANTEE HATCHING FOR ONE EGG

We do what others don't do.....that is we do guarantee hatching of one egg.  Even though we have no control over the hatching process, we want all of our customers to be happy with their purchase.  Therefore, if after the allotted time; your egg cases do not hatch, all we ask is that you send us a photo of the mantis egg cases cut in half so we can see inside the mantis eggs. This will help us with quality control.  We will send one replacement.  As you can appreciate, we cannot cover the postage on egg case replacements because of the extra costs incurred.

Things to keep in mind when hatching your egg case:

If the egg drys out it will not hatch.  If it is placed in direct sunlight and gets too hot it will not hatch.   If it is kept too wet it will not hatch.  Some have put the egg case in a freezer thinking this would be the best way to store them until they hatch; that will destroy the mantis nymphs.  

As you can appreciate many variables can affect the hatching process.

What we can assure you is that these egg cases are fresh and if looked after properly, it should hatch within the allotted time frame which can be anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.

You can watch this video and see how the Ootheca hatches.

The mantis babies will be very small when they hatch.  It is best to separate them into a larger container with 2 to 3 days.  Please contact us for suggestions.   The smaller fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is the best starter food item for your baby mantis.

When your mantis are at the L-3 stage (view here) they will need a bigger food item.  The Golden Fruit Fly is a good choice followed by the Drosophila Hydei at stage L-6 to L-7.  It is a bit bigger than the golden fruit fly.

We suggest you purchase the fruit flies or fruit fly kits at the same time you purchase your praying mantis egg kit.  This way you will have fruit flies on hand when the mantis hatch.  This will give you enough time to re-culture the fruit flies giving you 3 to 4 times the amount you started with.

     note:Chinese Mantis Hatching EggChinese Mantis Hatching EggChinese Mantis Hatching Egg

We are now hatching out the 2019 Chinese Mantis eggs.

The above photos are Chinese Mantis eggs that just hatched on Dec 4.   

As you can see there are well over 100+ mantis nymphs in each container.

In three weeks these mantis will be ready for sale. 

 

 

 

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