Biology Question #354

Grade One, Chesterville Public School, a 7 year old female from Chesterville, Ontario asks on March 6, 1998,

What do you feed baby praying mantises? We found a mother praying mantis who laid an egg sack on a screen in our terrarium. Two days ago the mantises hatched. We don't know what to feed them!

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on March 6, 1998

Young praying mantises eat fruit flies, aphids or other small insects.

For more information, go to the Praying Mantids Caresheet or this hubpage blog post.

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