Praying Mantis – Moving an Egg Sack

Q: This morning I noticed a praying mantis egg sack on the handle to my wheelbarrow. I have a problem: I use the wheelbarrow to haul hay to my horses twice a day. Can I move the sack?

A: Just use a razor knife to carefully cut the egg case from the wheelbarrow handle. Use thread to tie it to a branch of a dogwood or redbud. If you don’t damage it too much, mantis babies will emerge in spring, never knowing they were transplanted.

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