social

Caring for a Praying Mantis?

Where do I keep a praying mantis sac? I keep it on a towel in a bug tent. Is that okay? How do I raise them? I have two egg sacs. How many praying mantis will I have?

Advertisement

By Marika from Las Vegas, NV

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

May 14, 20090 found this helpful

I love the praying Mantis. It is my favorite creature among all "bugs". Here is a link about keeping one happy as a pet. www.ehow.com/how_2305655_keep-praying-mantis.html

Have fun. I love watching them eat! They eat with such gusto! Robyn

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 21, 20090 found this helpful

Robyn's link looks like it will have all you need. One other source you might ask is your county agent. They often have loads of info if you just call and ask.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 21, 20090 found this helpful

You'll have virtually thousands of mantis. They will try and make their way out doors. So if they escape, you'll see them in formation marching toward their natural setting

Advertisement

Mantis are so good for our environment. Consider allowing them to hatch out of doors where they will maintain your garden nicely and live to reproduce!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 21, 20090 found this helpful

What wonderful creatures, this is why no one should use any kind of chemicals in their yards or flower beds. Sprays are so harmful to our enviroment, earthworms, and everything else. Also, these chemicals eventually seep into the water table and also end up in the oceans.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 24, 20090 found this helpful

I thought they were endangered.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 10, 20090 found this helpful

You can often buy their egg sacs through gardening sites. You keep them in the fridge until your garden is planted and then place them on a tomato or another plant in the garden. When they hatch (a sac contains lots of them) they will eat all the insects that plague a gardener, like aphids.

Advertisement

They must eat to live, so you won't be able to contain them for long. BE CAREFUL--praying mantis bite and can really hurt you. The have been known to attack and even kill mice. While you rarely see that side of them, bites are very painful.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Advertisement

In This Page
< Previous
Categories
Pets InsectsMay 14, 2009
Pages
More
🐰
Easter Ideas!
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-02-27 23:12:07 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf24284324.tip.html