how do you tell if your mantid egg sac is fertile?

lychas

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just wondering how you tell if the egg sac if fertile or not?
 

Steven Gielis

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On the outside there is no difference. But after a month you can cut a small slice of the ootheca and see if the eggs are developing. Offcourse you kill a few eggs. If there isn't any development or if everything is dried out the ootheca is probably unfertilized.
 

lychas

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both mums were caught in my garden and layed a day or 2 later.
 

Steven Gielis

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You can't tell if they have mated. But probably they will. Just wait and see :)
 

lychas

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i have had females lay sacs for me before and were fertile so just hoping for the best
 
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