Being a Insect Lore Buggin Blogger brand ambassador we don’t know what may come to our door next. I was however a little curious about the Praying Mantis Pagoda that arrived just 3 weeks ago. It’s Insect Lore’s newest addition it it’s live bug lineup and our family wasn’t sure what to make of the egg case that came along with it.
So we hung the egg case inside the Asian themed habitat and waited. Did you know? 75 to 200 nymphs hatch from any one egg case! We waited around for about three weeks, I looked yesterday and nothing had happened and then. It happened! The entire habitat was filled with little mantises.
We followed the instructions and released all but a few of the mantises. Being that they eat insects they will eat one another, so we’re looking for small insects to feed them. We even found out that our mantis can get up to 6 inches long! My husband is promising to feed them so maybe as it gets warmer we can release our mantis into our backyard and let him live happily eating bugs.
I am a sponsored blogger as part of the Buggin Bloggers. Thanks to my partnership with Insect Lore my family has had some wonderful experiences seeing the lifecycles of insects.