Advertisement Hey all, I found a praying mantis in my backyard last summer and decided to keep her as a pet. She was really cool and ended up laying multiple oothecas. One of them hatched unexpectedly on Valentine's day and I've been taking care of a bunch of her babies. Recently some of them have started dying unexpectedly- I found them at the bottom of their containers. I'm not sure why because they have been eating, drinking water and molting like normal, and they still seem strong and active. I am feeding them flightless fruitflies that I purchased online. I wash their containers regularly to rid it of dead fruit flies and replace the sticks and leaves, in addition to misting all of them. They all have their own separate containers. Does anyone have any ideas what is going on? Poor little guys I would be really bummed if I lost them all, I've been giving them a lot of care.