I bought my praying mantis eggs about two months ago. The first batch were eaten by mice. The second batch I had assumed had hatched and fled. But while I was watering my plants today I spotted a mass exodus of praying mantis. The majority of them were jumping out of the pot and looking for a place of their own. I dumped one or two in the tomatoes and one in the raised bed. When I left to go back to work there were still plenty of them in the original pot. I assume there was going to be a major battle royal after I left.