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They are best utilized when purchased young as they will grow up eating small things and will eat larger things eventually as the grow. It is important to space them out when they are young as they tend to resort to cannibalism if left hungry for too long. Some kinds of mantis will actually roam around hunting prey rather than waiting to ambush it. Pest ...


Mantids are not spectacular for pest control because they're very indiscriminate in choosing their prey. They readily attack other beneficial insects as well as harmful or pest insects. I always get a few each year, usually around something that is blooming. In my area, they like to sit and wait for pollinators. They like to attack larger prey and tend to ...

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