Praying Mantis help


I have newly hatched praying mantis and I placed fruit flies in with them and they do not appear to be eating.. Anyone have any tips on what I should be doing different? They hatched yesterday and if they don't start by tomorrow I think I am going to have to let them go so they don't all die...

Thank you!


Chameleon Enthusiast
They normally don't start eating until about two days after they hatch. Just like baby chameleons. ;)


New Member
Don't you worry. They'll start eating...EACH OTHER! :eek: Seriously, it does take a day or two for them to start eating. Good luck! You'll be a very busy person very shortly! :)
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