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Praying Mantis Nursery Kit

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Praying Mantis Nursery Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22.
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Now students can raise their own baby praying mantis. Everything needed for a class of 30 students, including Chinese praying mantis egg case; fruit fly culture kit with wingless fruit flies (for feeding baby mantises); 30 clear plastic mantis nursery vials with foam plugs; and 30 cotton swabs (to provide water). Directions for building a terrarium for larger mantids are included. Complete instructions and hands-on science activities are also included.

 
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Now students can raise their own baby praying mantis. Everything needed for a class of 30 students, including Chinese praying mantis egg case; fruit fly culture kit with wingless fruit flies (for feeding baby mantises); 30 clear plastic mantis nursery vials with foam plugs; and 30 cotton swabs (to provide water). When the tiny mantids hatch, each should be placed in its own vial (or they will eat one another). The mantids can be kept in the vials until they reach 1½ to 2". Directions for building a terrarium for larger mantids are included. Complete instructions and hands-on science activities are also included.

 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product We sent for the egg case and received one that didn't hatch. The company was EXCELLENT and replaced it with another one and after following the directions we ended up watching hundreds of Praying Mantis hatch. My kids LOVED the experience and learned a lot about the insect. I would purchase this again! Great educational experience!!!
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Live product - minor hiccup!! I absolutely love having live creatures in my biology classroom. The students really have fun watching them evolve and change over time. The praying mantis are awesome because of the quantity of young being born/hatching. And, they are a productive addition to the nearby garden. The only "hiccup" would be that as a live product, things can happen that cause it not to hatch. I had that happen to me twice. In both situations, Carolina was MORE THAN WILLING to credit my account and set a new ordering date. One time, I had the new ordering date set for the following school year, due to the time of year. I am VERY pleased with Carolina's customer service and its products! Thank you, Carolina!!
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for release in your Garden! Praying Mantis are great insects because they eat lots of pest bugs in your garden! Each year I buy a few egg cases in early spring, keep them in my garage outside, and by Summer the temperature triggers them to hatch same time as wild mantids. What I suggest is hopefully each egg case has a twig attatched, tie string to the twig and let the egg case hang, and egg case on the ground makes it hard for them to hatch properly. Once in a while gently mist with spray bottle of water, a light mist, do not soak or submerge! Once released into shrubs and gardens they will settle in and grow, and lay egg cases in your garden so year after year you will always have praying mantis outside! Baby mantids eat fruit flies but cannibalize quickly, that's why I suggest release.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-Ordering - best deal around I'm re-ordering Praying Mantis Eggs for the 3rd time, these prices can't be beat AND the eggs are viable (unlike some we've bought at 3x the price at our local nursery.)
Date published: 2011-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Praying Mantis Life Cycle I have ordered this kit annually for at least five years now, using it with middle school science classes. The children love to watch the mantises hatch out, and then care for them individually in their separate tubes - providing food and water daily. Nice tie in with the life cycle of the fruit flies. We have also been able to keep the mantises going over the summer, and once had the adults mate and lay a new egg. Only concern is when the weather in the northeast is cold and you order late - one time the mantises hatched just at the very end of the school year and we had to let them go after a day or so.
Date published: 2010-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neighborhood Project Raising mantids turned out to be a great project for kids in my neighborhood last year. Not only were they delighted when the egg cases hatched, but were unafraid (and respectful) of the adult mantids later in the summer. I've had the neighborhood children ringing my doorbell since February, wondering when we were going to do this again. A great way to educate kids outside of the classroom!
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Predator Prey/Camouflage in miniature Students are always in awe to watch the tiny mantids hatching out of that inanimate case. We save discarded 35mm film canisters to act as 'transport' containers. Thereby, all students can bring a mantid home to help their gardens.
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Engaging Project This was a great project for my students, I have many at risk students and using live animals really draws them into my lessons. All of my students enjoyed looking at the moltings under the microscopes.
Date published: 2010-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational My children loved learning about the praying mantis! Fun and educational!
Date published: 2010-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well worth it. Absolutely awesome project for kids. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mantis egg cases! Great for developmentally delayed preschoolers, school age, language, math, attending, feelings, writing, outdoor safety, environmental pluses. For 30 yrs.
Date published: 2009-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fascinating experience We ordered two mantis egg cases last spring. There were a lot of casualties during hatching, but there were so many juveniles we still had more than enough for a class. Taking care of the fruit flies took more time than the mantises, and once they were big enough to eat larger insects (like each other) we released them in the veggie patch.
Date published: 2009-04-01
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