The first of 15 chinese praying mantis oothecas I bought on ebay hatched today. It looks like there are at least 200 of them. They are about 1/2 inch long each but thier stick like bodies make them the equivalent of a 1/4inch cricket, they look like huge mosquitos at first glance. My 7 month old female panther has gobbled a few already, but they don't have much nutritional value at this size. I wouldn't even bother to offer them to my big male yet. Has anyone else had experience with mantids? How long will it take for them to grow big enough to be worth feeding off? I have only used them to feed juveniles before, but I just have the pair of panthers right now.