Our Basic Praying Mantis Kit includes everything you will need to grow and raise praying mantises. You'll get either the egg case or 2 living mantises, depending on which kit you order. One or both kits may not be available during certain times of the year. You'll also get the mantis nymph cage and a culture of live flightless fruit flies to feed your new buddies.

Basic Praying Mantis Kit

Mantis Egg Case (Ootheca) is shown inside enclosure (center of image). Our Basic Kit is also available with 2 Living Mantises instead of the egg case. Plants are not included. Enclosure is a cube with five fine mesh sides to promote healthy air flow while keeping your nymphs from escaping, one clear vinyl full side window for easy viewing of praying mantises and a large zippered opening for easy access. Flightless fruit flies are shown as they are shipped to you with the kit. Upon receipt, just pour the flies into the feeding container and they will live and reproduce without any fuss. You'll get either the egg case, which will hatch after about 2-8 weeks, or you'll get the living juvenile praying mantises.