Mantis Ooth

jagmom98

Member
I was wondering how long I should keep an ooth. It has been about two months since I have been trying to hatch one. I have it on a little heating pad, but no luck yet. Thanks, Julie
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Don’t give up yet. Before we started collecting wild ones it was not uncommon for one to go 2months before finally hatching at room temp. I’ve never heard of the heating pad thing...
 

Syreptyon

Chameleon Enthusiast
My experience with ooths has always been that they hatch as soon as I'm ready to give up on them :rolleyes: Isn't this the time of year where they tend to start having a drop in viability, too?
 

nick barta

Chameleon Enthusiast
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Room temperature may not trigger the hatch, get them up in the high 70's, then you will know if you have a viable ooth.
Even refrigerated, last years harvests was in December 2017 to January 2018 will probably not hatch, and if they do, lower numbers are common. The next years hatch is the same time frame, I will put a notice in the classifieds when they arrive.

CHEERS!

Nick
 

jagmom98

Member
Room temperature may not trigger the hatch, get them up in the high 70's, then you will know if you have a viable ooth.
Even refrigerated, last years harvests was in December 2017 to January 2018 will probably not hatch, and if they do, lower numbers are common. The next years hatch is the same time frame, I will put a notice in the classifieds when they arrive.

CHEERS!

Nick
I have one more ooth. It is in the fridge. Maybe I will have luck with that. I was using a heat pad to warm it up. My room temp is 73 degrees. Should I try without?
 

Decadancin

Moderatoris Americanus
Staff member
I have one more ooth. It is in the fridge. Maybe I will have luck with that. I was using a heat pad to warm it up. My room temp is 73 degrees. Should I try without?
I would definitely get the temp up if there is any chance of success at this point.
 
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