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  • Praying Mantis as Pets

    Created by Bonnie Laurie on

    I would like to hatch the praying mantis egg cases you sell. I would like to keep one in an aquarium as a pet. What would I feed the new hatchlings before release? Do you sell food for them?

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    Eric Vinje

    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!

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