So our little kit came about three weeks ago with a cute little egg case. Then a few days ago, I woke up to HUNDREDS, okay maybe only a single hundred praying mantises! Wow!! I was amazed at how many we had. I read up on them and it said to release all but a few so that is what we did. That was a very interesting event because the mantises like to stay on you! Anyway, we kept a few and went out and bought a ton of pinhead crickets, and then we discovered that we could not keep the crickets in their pop up habitat because they were too small! Sadly, I decided to go ahead and release the remaining few praying mantises so they have a better chance in the wild since we have no way on ensuring that they are properly fed.
Anyway, even though we prematurely released our little guys, we had an absolutely blast watching them for the few days we kept them. For only $16.99 it is a great kit for your little ones to enjoy a science project, and I highly recommend it. You better hurry on over to Insect Lore and order yours now though because they will only send out the praying mantises in spring and EARLY summer months, so time is running out. If you are looking for something that you think your kids may enjoy deeper into summer, I highly recommend any of the above kits I talked about!
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