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Watch 100's of baby Praying Mantis emerge and challenge each other to be the sole survivor!
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.
Designed to illustrate many magical aspects of our world, this set will cause you to react with amazement and ask "What makes that work?" or "How is that possible?"
The Set Includes:
Padded Tip Tweezers
Order info to buy live materials
The Praying Mantis are not included, you will be provided the information on how to order those with this kit.
You may find them available at your local gardening center or pet store. Praying Mantis egg cases are generally available from January through April (or while supplies last) AVAILABLE TO SHIP WITHIN THE USA ONLY. At a room temperature of 67 - 78 degrees, Praying Mantis hatch in 3 to 6 weeks. It is recommended that owners release most or all the nymph mantises into the outdoors upon hatching, (one or two may be keep separately to raise as pets.) Mantids are hunting insects and upon hatching will likely be frightened by other mantids or eat them as prey. They have astounding appetites. If you decide to keep your mantids as pets, you will need to feed them very small insects or aphids frequently.
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NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 8 years of age.
A rating of Green Earth Praying Mantis Kit
Posted 7/28/2011 by Melissa
I was deceived! I thought that this "kit" also included the live mantids. You should make it clear that this is ONLY the house and to order the insects somewhere else.
As much as we love mantises, they wouldn't do well in our warehouse. Please view the subtle bold print within this item's description. We contacted our customer with the option of return. Please visit the Returns & Exchanges center if any product doesn't house 100% satisfaction.
Its a project in process ...
Posted 5/13/2011 by Jorge Torrens
The housing is excellant for the purpose of keeping the little mantis save and protected once they hatch. The kit is complete with everything you need and gives you just enough access to maintain them and at the same time display them to your kids. I purchased the mantis eggs on the internet and received them in a small plastic container which houses three eggs,each egg can hatch upto 200 little mantis. So far one of them has hatch and i have been feeding them every other day with small crickets dead or alive is fine. The kit came with full instructions and diagrams of how to raise and maintain the mantis, so everything is there for you to have a succesful hatch of the eggs. My son is just watching right now while i do all the work but in know time will be able to actually carry them and feed them once they are a little bigger, he is 2 1/2 .
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