Praying Mantis Egg Case Hatches

a pile up of praying mantises

Praying mantis egg cases can hatch early if you leave them inside. And if it’s too early you can’t just let them go because they’ll freeze. They’re born hungry for live insects. Other praying mantids will do, but you can get them fruit flies from Petco and keep them alive until it’s warm enough for release.

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Praying Mantis Clumsily Eats Bees in Brooklyn

Praying mantises aren’t rare or graceful, but a treat to see. How do bees not notice this lobster-like monster sitting on a flower? This mantis in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park lurked on a flower, then lunged on two bees and tore them to pieces.

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