Amazing Bugs Praying Mantis Kit
Part of our Amazing Bugs Live Insect Kits CLEARANCE SALE. Regularly $27.50. Save $9 on each kit while supplies last! AVAILABLE FOR SPRING DELIVERIES ONLY.
Watch the praying mantis as it emerges from the egg case and grows from a newly-born, tiny "nymph” to its full adult size. Release this beneficial insect as a gift to our Earth! Students learn observation, math and drawing skills while these fascinating insects are in the classroom. Our Amazing Bugs Praying Mantis Kit provides is easy, easy, easy to set up and use. Once insects are released, simply rinse out mesh house with soap and water, let air dry, then fold and store for future use with another set of egg cases or other live insects. Wonderful, full-color praying mantis poster (available only in Amazing Bugs Kit).
Praying mantis egg cases (2) arrive with accompanying containers of fruit flies and fruit fly food. Place egg cases in re-usable mesh house or other insect house. Spritz with water every day to provide moisture. After a week, carefully open your containers of fruit flies and their food, placing them inside the insect house with the egg cases. Don't worry if you think all your fruit flies have died. There are plenty of eggs that will hatch out over while you are waiting for the egg cases to open. In 2-6 weeks, you'll see 50-150 tiny green "nymphs” hatch. Observe, count and learn about their predator/prey instincts. Later, release adults outside so they can do their work as beneficial insects in your community.
Availability: Can be shipped from March through June, while supplies last.