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Praying mantis egg case after hatching
June 11, at pm. Some have just a few eggs inside, other species can have hundreds of mantis eggs inside just one egg sack. Species that have a diapause in nature, for example the European Mantis, need to get this pause in captivity too. Nancy Langworthy says:. Thomas brophy says:. They fight their way out of the sack and then drop down to find somewhere to harden their exoskeleton. Be patient - sometimes it takes up to eight weeks of warm weather for them to hatch.