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E. Vinje
Keymaster

Hi Bonnie –

Keep in mind that praying mantis are very cannibalistic and require plenty of space once hatched. We recommend sticking the tiny mantis outside as soon they appear — they do NOT make good pets. With that said, small crickets, meal worms and even fruit flies can be used as a food source for the young nymphs.

Hope this helps!