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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 25, 2018 6:43 AM CST
I bought some egg cases, three weeks ago. There not hatching yet. Is it to soon ? Anything special I need to do ? Any tips from someone with experience ???
Aphids and ladybugs are out.
Thank y'all
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 25, 2018 7:03 AM CST
It can take up to 2 months for them to hatch. Just keep them warm.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Apr 25, 2018 5:43 PM CST
Unless you have a lot of insect pests to feed the mantids when they hatch, they will cannibalize themselves before you know it. There are other beneficial predators that work more effectively than mantids although none as visible and interesting to watch.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 25, 2018 6:04 PM CST
Maybe you can help me ? Will ?
@WillC. My culprits, for my vegetable garden, that I can't control with soapy water ! Are ! Stink bugs, with the disease they spread.
What, do you suggest ???

Thank You Much, Buddy ! 😀👍👍👍
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Apr 27, 2018 9:24 AM CST
The best source of solid information on using beneficials is Susan Wainwright, a professional who works with many professional growers. Here is a link to her site:

http://bugladyconsulting.com/

Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 27, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Thank you Will. 👍👍 @WillC
I did something right. Shrug!
They've, already hatched out. Hurray!
I'll check that site out, ownce I put my babies outside. There not playing very well, being cooped-up.
There literally tearing each other up.
😮😮😮 Ohh No ! 🙊😭😭😭

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