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Living Food for Praying Mantis - Newborn to Young Juvenile
     (You'll find food for larger mantises
HERE).



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Fruit Flies- Wingless Melanogaster
with Feeding Culture


Praying Mantises are hungry, voracious eaters that need live food. 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 couple weeks.

Be sure to order ahead so the flies will be on hand when needed.


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$12.50


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 so the flies will be on hand when needed.


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$12.50

hydei culture
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Fruit Flies- Wingless Melanogaster
FLIES ONLY - NO Feeding Culture


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.
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$7.50

flies only - melanogaster
D. Melanogaster
'Flies Only'

Fruit Flies - Flightless D. Hydei
FLIES ONLY - NO Feeding Culture


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.
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$7.50


Hydei Flies Only

D. Hydei
'Flies Only'


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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!

silkworms
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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

Silkworm Food

Silkworms only eat the leaves of the mulberry tree or our prepared silkworm food, which is made from mulberry leaf powder and comes to you in a paste form. Store the food in the fridge and grate it over the silkworms when it's time to feed them. They should be fed at least once a day. Instructions included.

Please note- Our extra small silkworms offered above come with enough silkworm food to last a week or so. If you will be keeping your silkworms longer than that or you want to grow them to a larger size, you'll need more silkworm food.


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Silkworm Food
1/2 lb - $6.50
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Silkworm Food
1 lb - $9.75
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Silkworm Food
2 lbs - $18.50

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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One 1.5oz Container


$7.50

fruit fly larvae
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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

rice flour beetles
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