Mark Sturtevant wrote:
Oh, i would not do that. She always wants to climb, though, and if you wait too long as she walks up your arm then you suddenly have it on your back. Then it gets awkward. :)
I hatch Chinese mantis often in my garden.
They have a tendency to space themselves out, one per bush. And they are cannibalistic.
If you start early on, when they are nymphs, they become accustomed to being handled.
The big females make great photo subjects. Males are much more prone to fly.