Praying mantis egg sack
I found a praying mantis by my door October 28th, she couldn’t fly. I brought her in and put her in a 70 gallon tank with plants and crickets she ate well on thanksgiving day she layed an egg sack, she died 5 weeks later, I have been watering and occasionally misting the hemlock plant she layed the eggs on. Yesterday 3/10 I noticed what looked like web coming from the sac hanging about an inch with what looks like some babies maybe 10 or 12. It was chilly out here yesterday maybe 45 a friend said put it outside it might prevent them from hatching out, he said it would be a big job in the tank. I did put the plant in the ground in a protected spot with leaves and a cut Christmas tree as a wind buffer and to protect the Bush. After about a 1/2 hour I had a Change of heart and brought it back in. It isn’t really doing anything now a day later???? Do you think I killed them or delayed them or do you think that was all that it was going to do. Not sure what to do. Bummed out. I called around yesterday for the wingless fruit flies and they were out so I would pick them up today if they will start hatching again
the fist picture is before I brought them out . The second is today again.
Monmouth County New Jersey