I have a number of Chinese Mantid ooths in the greenhouse. I am auctioning off 6 nymphs, assuming any of the ooths hatch.
So, when bidding, please bare in mind there is a risk that nothing will hatch (which will irritate me vastly, so you won't be alone).
The bidder is assuming this risk, and agreeing to pay regardless.
These ooths normally hatch some time in late May (at least near me), but I was hoping to get them to hatch a little early by having them in the greenhouse (worked last year).
I will ship after their first molt.
I cover shipping (priority) or you can if you prefer overnight.
starting bid - $2
Chinese mandit info (from Mantisplace.com):
Details: The Tenodera Aridifolia Sinensis (Chinese) mantis is originally from China and brought here in 1895 for crop insect control. The Chinese mantis is still considered to be beneficial for insect control in backyard gardens today, and along with a few others can be released all over the U.S. Size is a whopping 6" and said to be the largest in N. America. Their color is either green or brown with green along the underside of its wings. They will eat anything they are able to grab, along with insects, baby frogs, small fish, birds and the occasional baby mice may fall prey to them especially because at night they are most active.
Though I must say the six inch claim is beyond anything I've ever seen in this species, I HAVE seen almost five, which is big enough if you ask me!