Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) ootheca hatching

This week seems to have been nice and productive, with another Ootheca hatching – this time of Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis). These have impressive hatching numbers, up to 150 from each ootheca.

These particular chinese mantis ootheca were from the states, from wild farmed females:

Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) ootheca hatching

Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) ootheca hatching

Unfortunately I have previously found mortality rates from these oothecas are fairly high, so will probably loose around 50% of the nymphs. But Chinese mantis are a ferocious species, so shouldn’t have any problems with them taking to fruit flies after a few days.

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