Praying Mantids Tenodera ardefolia sinensis
(Case of approx 200 eggs)

Hatch Your Own!

Item Number: PBE550

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$4.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Price includes delivery via FedEx Ground to a street address only (no Post Office box).

Tenodera ardefolia sinensis, Praying Mantis, preys on most insects, mites and insect eggs. Use 10-100 egg cases per year per acre in early Spring. Hang an egg case in bushes or attach to anything 2' or more above the ground. Egg cases may be stored in the refrigerator just above freezing with slight dampness. Generally available from February-May.

Note: If you would like to see the mantid babies, place the egg case in a paper bag, fold the top and seal shut with a paper clip. Place the bag on a window sill in direct sunlight. Periodically open the bag carefully, and when you see tiny mantids inside the bag, take them outside and sprinkle them throughout the garden. Please be patient, sometimes it can take up to 8 weeks of warm weather for them to hatch.

These creatures will die if left in direct sunlight or in a rural mailbox on a hot afternoon, or in cold weather. We only guarantee viability if someone accepts and inspects the insects immediately upon delivery. You must contact us immediately upon delivery if you suspect a viability problem. Because of this, often the best address to use is a work address. If FedEx is instructed to leave the package in a cool, safe place and it’s for a short period of time, viability should not be compromised, but cannot be guaranteed. If no one is available and no instructions have been left, delivery may be re-attempted the next business day. However, viability may be compromised and will not be guaranteed.

Characteristics

Application Season Spring Pest Control Class Beneficial Insect/Organism
Active Ingredient Beneficial Insect Application Frequency Single Application
Insect Control Ants, Aphids, Apple Maggots, Caterpillars, Chinch Bugs, Cockroaches, Codling Moths, Colorado Potato Beetle, Corn Earworms, Cucumber Beetles, Cut Worms, Earwigs, Flea Beetle, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Grasshoppers, Grubs, Japanese Beetles, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Loopers, Mealybugs, Mites, Mosquitoes, Oriental Fruit Moth, Psyllids, Slugs & Snails, Termites, Thrips, Tomato Hornworm, Wasps, Whiteflies, Yellowjackets
Application Season Spring
Pest Control Class Beneficial Insect/Organism
Active Ingredient Beneficial Insect
Application Frequency Single Application
Insect Control Ants, Aphids, Apple Maggots, Caterpillars, Chinch Bugs, Cockroaches, Codling Moths, Colorado Potato Beetle, Corn Earworms, Cucumber Beetles, Cut Worms, Earwigs, Flea Beetle, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Grasshoppers, Grubs, Japanese Beetles, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Loopers, Mealybugs, Mites, Mosquitoes, Oriental Fruit Moth, Psyllids, Slugs & Snails, Termites, Thrips, Tomato Hornworm, Wasps, Whiteflies, Yellowjackets

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Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR, VI, GU.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 1"L x 0.25"W x 0.25"H

Reviews

A beneficial bug brigade

We purchase two egg casings. The larger one hatched within weeks. We let them go around our property. We have seen them thriving throughout our gardens. Highly recommend this project especially with as a family. It has turned into a fun learning experience. Great way to get children and adults outside for a game of hide and seek the mantids.

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Eggs on time, yet to see results, time will tell

Order shipped quickly, on time, easy to deploy. No adults sighted yet, we'll see.

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nothing

Never hatched.

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Will find supplier closer next time

Purchased 4 and only one hatched. On east coast so next time will order from supplier closer.

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Great with some patience!

This took a lot longer to hatch than advertised. We had our praying mantis case sitting in the kitchen (in an enclosure) for over 3 months before it hatched! But we are very happy we waited! Will definitely buy again.

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