Anyone here ever purchase a preying mantis egg case for the garden?
I called futuregarden.com, and spoke to 2 different clueless teenagers
who not only couldn't answer any questions about hatching
environment, but couldn't even tell me what the shipping charge would
I think I paid $7 for 2 egg nests a couple of months ago from a home
I put them in 2 different areas of the yard in the branches of large plants
about 1 ft off the ground.
They little buggers are now about 1.5 inches long and very active. I run
into many of them while weeding.
The nests weigh practically nothing so I can't imaging the shipping charge
would be much.
It's getting a little late in the season for them however.
Especially during this current weather. ;-)
I bought one last spring so my population of them is up now.
I like them!
Do look around tho', they are highly available from many gardening
sites. Google is your friend!
I need to get more lacewing eggs to control scale and mealy bug, and I
may also consider getting some baby ladybugs for the greenhouses.
Can one get ladybug larvae or only the adult beetles?
I'll have to follow my own advice and google...... <G>
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
Usually we have lots around here (SoCal desert) but so far this year
I've not seen any. Normally by midsummer there are 3 or 4 big ones
camped on my porch (along with a couple toads), and I see the same
ones there for the rest of the season. Plus lots of small ones mostly
in the pine trees. So far not a one. Wonder where they went?? The
toads are still here...
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