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  • Storing mantis eggs

    Created by Tiny5638 on

    I know it takes 6 to 8 weeks for praying mantis eggs to hatch, but I was wondering about the temp and or environment they are kept in prior to being shipped. That way I might be able to better estimate.

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    E. Vinje
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    Hi Tiny –

    Praying mantis eggs are collected in late fall/ early winter after the leaves have dropped, which makes them easier to find. We typically receive our shipments some time in January. As soon as we get them they go into a climate controlled cooler that is kept around 36˚F. They remain here until they are prepped for shipment and then sent out to our customers. Hope this helps!

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