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Living Food for Praying Mantis Nymphs (Newborns)

Newborn Praying Mantis Nymphs are hungry, voracious eaters that need live food,
such as the insects you'll find here!!

We recommend the Flightless Fruit Flies to feed your newborn Praying mantises. Start with the smaller wingless d. Melanogaster and then progress to the larger flightless d. Hydei. The other feeders we offer are meant as a supplement and to even hand feed your mantis pets, since they don't roam around into the grasp of the ambush mantis hunters as much as the flies do.



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Fruit Flies - Wingless D. Melanogaster
with Feeding Culture
Fruit Flies are one of the best and most common first meals for your newborn praying mantis nymphs. These Fruit Flies DO NOT fly. They are wingless drosophila melanogaster and are about 1/16th inch. Start with these when your egg case hatches, then move onto the larger d. hydei flightless fruit flies below after a few weeks.

Be sure to order ahead of time
so the flies will be on hand when they're needed.
Melanogaster Culture
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Fruit Flies - Flightless D. Hydei
with Feeding Culture
You'll want to increase the size of your praying mantid's prey as they become larger and larger. D. Hydei Flightless Fruit Flies are the second step. Twice as large as the melanogaster, at 1/8'', they'll provide a larger meal for your growing friends.

Be sure to order ahead of time
so the flies will be on hand when they're needed.
hydei culture
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add to cart $12.50



Fruit Flies - Wingless D. Melanogaster
FLIES ONLY - NO Feeding Culture
Feeding Culture IS NOT Included
The flies must be either used right away or fed your own food and kept in your own feeding cultures in order to stay alive after you receive them. Please see our Flies with Feeding Culture above if you need food for the flies.

Fruit Flies are one of the best and most common first meals for your newborn praying mantis nymphs. These Fruit Flies DO NOT fly, they are wingless drosophila melanogaster and are about 1/16th inch. Start with these, then move onto the larger d. hydei fly below.
flies only - melanogaster D. Melanogaster
'Flies Only'
add to cart $7.50



Fruit Flies - Flightless D. Hydei
FLIES ONLY - NO Feeding Culture
Feeding Culture IS NOT Included
The flies must be either used right away or fed your own food and kept in your own feeding cultures in order to stay alive after you receive them. Please see our Flies with Feeding Culture above if you need food for the flies.

Fruit Flies are one of the best and most common meals for young, small praying mantises. These Fruit Flies DO NOT fly, they are flightless drosophila hydei and are about 1/8th inch. Switch to these after your mantid nymphs are a week or two old. Be sure to order ahead of time so the flies will be on hand when needed.
Hydei Flies Only D. Hydei
'Flies Only'
add to cart $7.50


Silkworms - Extra Small
Feed your Praying Mantises Silkworms and watch them grow like magic! Silkworms are an extremely nutritious soft-bodied caterpillar that feeds exclusively on mulberry leaves or our prepared silkworm food. Your order will include enough mulberry food to feed the silkworms for a week or two and full instructions on silkworm care. Extra small silkworms are generally 1/4'' - 1/2''. Don't worry too much about the size of the silkworm - they are soft-bodied and not too strong so your mantises can eat silkworms larger than they are!
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XSML Silkworms
Quantity 10 - $8.50
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XSML Silkworms
Quantity 25 - $12.50
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XSML Silkworms
Quantity 50 - $19.50


Fruit Fly Larvae
Our Fruit Fly Larvae are the flightless d. hydei BEFORE they pupate into the adult fruit flies. Each cup is packed with juicy, soft-bodied, wiggly larvae that most all little pets LOVE!
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1.5 ounces Fruit Fly Larvae

$7.50



Rice Flour Beetle Larvae
Rice Flour Beetles and Larvae are one of the best feeders to purchase WITH your mantis egg case because if the ootheca (egg case) hatches early, at least you'll have something on hand until your flightless fruit flies arrive. Also,the Rice Flour Beetle Culture lasts for months with no maintenance, so it will be on hand in case you run out of flies.

Because the timing of the egg case can be unpredictable, many folks are caught off guard without food and their mantids end up starving. Order your food EARLY, and this won't happen to your nymphs.
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One 8oz Container

$8.75



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