Praying Mantis Egg Case (Ootheca)

Regular price $19.50


  • We offer the egg case of the Chinese (Tenodera sinensis), Carolina (Stagmomantis carolina) and European (Mantis religiosa) mantis.
  • 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. 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 European mantis reaches about 2.25 to 3.5 inches when fully grown. This species ranges in a great variation of colors and can be found throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as North America, where it is considered widely "introduced".
  • 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.