Fun and beneficial garden pets! Praying Mantis eat anything and everything they can catch and make wonderful backyard pets, constantly entertaining while eating insects all summer long. Mantids wait in quiet ambush for hours at a time, when an insect comes wandering by they jump out and attack. They are strictly carnivorous and will eat almost any insect they can overcome. Each egg case hatches 100-200 mantises, and are a must for kids to see hatch and enjoy out in the garden.