January 15, 2020 1 min read

How do Praying Mantis egg cases survive freezing temperatures?  During cold winter months, praying mantis eggs are able to undergo a state known as "diapause" in which they slow down their own development to wait for warmer conditions. This allows the baby praying mantises inside to relax and stay cozy while dangerous weather rages on outside! When the sun is finally shining again, the baby mantids inside will sense it and emerge, ending the state of diapause!

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