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Mantis Oddity, 5 Loose Mantis Egg Sacks, 5 Preying Mantis Egg Sacks, Ootheca, Oddity Hat Supply, Halloween Decoration, Preying Mantis Cocoon

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Made in Sacramento, California

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5 Preying Mantis Egg Sacks NOT attached to the twigs they were laid on
(these are old and nothing is going to hatch out of them)

The egg sacks were laid on dead butterfly bush twigs which are not included. As I trimmed the branches this summer, these fell off. I didn't take them off.

These can be sprayed with acrylic to strengthen and preserve them better. You could also put them in resin if you do that sort of crafting.

These are not active Egg Sacks, they are left over from previous years so don't expect anything to hatch from them. These are meant for decoration or for intrigue, fascination, or even hat decoration. Be careful they are fragile!

They are quite beautiful and have an ancient and wise energy to them. I got them from my yard when I was trimming dead wood from a butterfly bush in my front yard. I originally bought one egg sack from my local hardware store as a means to keep my yard free of bugs that were eating my roses and veggie plants without using poisons and pesticides. Now every year since I have a few adults that produce enough additional mantis sacks that keep them going in my yard! I've enjoyed having these bugs around for some time and thought that you might be interested!

Info from a website about these:
The eggs of a mantis are enclosed in a foamy pouch called an ootheca or egg sack. When the female produces the ootheca it is soft, but very quickly it will dry to become firm en tough. The ootheca protects the eggs until they hatch. Every species of mantis has a different color, size and shape of ootheca. Some have just a few eggs inside, other species can have hundreds of mantis eggs inside just one egg sack.

Most mantis species in temperate zones lay the ootheca in fall, after which all adult mantises die. The eggs inside the ootheca will rest until spring, when the nymphs will hatch and grow up to repeat the cycle. These are old so they will not hatch.


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