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[Home Depot] Praying Mantis - Home Depot - 15.98

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[Home Depot] Praying Mantis - Home Depot - 15.98

Praying Mantis Egg Case
costs bit less than Costco and is likely very similar...it's an egg case

free ship to store
otherwise you need min $49 for free home shipping

Website description below
Praying Mantis are a "Great General Predator" in the garden. A fantastic educational tool for children. Can be hatched out in the garden or in a paper bag inside and then released in the garden or even in an aquarium or terrarium. They set up their own territory where they reside for the season, well camouflaged, but sometimes seen sunning on a leaf or in later summer flying to find a mate.

Latin Name: Tenodera aridifolia sinensis, the green or brown praying mantis
One egg case contains approximately 40 - 400 eggs that all hatch within about one hour. Babies disperse quickly throughout your garden leaving the egg case the same .
Mantis feed on fruit flies, gnats, aphids, flies, mosquitoes, beetles, moths, caterpillars and even grasshoppers - pretty well anything they can get into their mouth.
Hatching occurs in June when the weather is warm enough. Immediately dispersing and setting up their own territory
One egg case covers Approximately 90 sq. m. (1000 sq. ft.)
Mating occurs in the early fall. After mating an egg case is laid over winter for the following summer. The egg case is laid as a foam that hardens to a spongy material that tolerates freezing, thawing, snow and rain.
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Jan 3, 2018
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Weird, unavailable in my area it says.
Maybe it's an Alberta thing
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What happens when you mow your lawn?
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devil2k wrote: What happens when you mow your lawn?
You pray the mantises don't get turned into lawn fertilizer
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devil2k wrote: What happens when you mow your lawn?
It then becomes a game of survival of the fittest.

But if you did release the egg sack in your yard, would you really want to be killing your babies? lol
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TimTaylor wrote: You pray the mantises don't get turned into lawn fertilizer
Isn’t it their job to pray, not mine?
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Canadiansinner wrote: It then becomes a game of survival of the fittest.

But if you did release the egg sack in your yard, would you really want to be killing your babies? lol
Men do it all the time if you know what I mean.
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devil2k wrote: Isn’t it their job to pray, not mine?
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devil2k wrote: What happens when you mow your lawn?
It was gonna be a lawn mower or their mate. Either way their head’s getting chopped off.
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Can they kill wasps? I see too many wasps in my backyard ( backs on to a ravine)
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Dealfiber wrote: Can they kill wasps? I see too many wasps in my backyard ( backs on to a ravine)
They kill anything they can catch. Pretty brave little buggers. I have seen videos of them attacking small mice.
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devil2k wrote: What happens when you mow your lawn?
A bunch of praying mantis may start attacking you.
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$16!?! My brother and I used to catch these in our back yard and feed'em crickets and grasshoppers. Wish I'd known I could've started a business with these guys.

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