Praying Mantis Egg Case (Ootheca)

Regular price $18.50


  • We offer the egg case of both the Chinese (Tenodera sinensis) & Carolina (Stagmomantis carolina) mantis.
  • The Carolina praying mantis reaches 2 - 2.5 inches when full grown and ranges in color from dusty gray to brown and green. The Carolina is native to the U.S. The Chinese mantis will reach 3-5 inches when fully grown and ranges in color from green to light brown. It has naturalized in this country, living here since the 1800s
  • We recommend either hanging the egg case in a shady area of your garden among the plant foliage OR keeping the egg case in one of our praying mantis enclosures and raising them as pets.
  • It is important that you have food on hand when the egg case hatches (unless releasing them into your garden). We recommend the melanogaster wingless fruit flies, which you'll find HERE.