Praying Mantis Eggs



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A praying mantis is hands down one of the coolest pets to have! Whether you’re looking for a form of organic pest control or  a new pet praying mantis, it’s important to be aware of a few praying mantis facts before you get started.

Praying mantis eggs are called ootheca. I started raising mantises from the ootheca. Each of these praying mantis eggs, or egg cases, can produce between 100 and 400 baby praying mantises. If you are only looking to raise a single pet praying mantis this is probably not the route you want to take. If you are looking for an excellent form of preventive pest control,  or you’re looking to have a plethora of praying mantis pets, praying mantis eggs are a great option. Here’s a picture of one of these praying mantis eggs.

Praying Mantis Eggs
Mantis Ootheca

It’s not uncommon for praying mantis eggs to look different from other egg cases. It depends on the species and even then each one is unique.

Praying Mantis Eggs
Mantis Ootheca

Praying mantis eggs need a small amount of special care in order hatch. Temperature and humidity play a large part here so be sure to check out my other post on caring for praying mantis eggs. Here’s one more image of a female praying mantis creating an ootheca.

Praying Mantis Laying Ootheca
Praying Mantis Laying Ootheca

 

 

 

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