is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?

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tetriminoss
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is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?

Post: # 31798Post tetriminoss
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:33 pm

My apartment is full of pill bugs, everywhere is pill bugs. Under the rocks, Inside the cracks, every where you look is pill bugs.

No presence of pesticides around my area, so insects are having a good time. I hear some crickets here and there but I don't know how to catch em.

Pet stores around me only sells cat food and dog food and few bird seeds.

My ant colony is specie of formica, most commonly named here as wood ants (mississauga canada). Few nanitics have finally spawned and it's around 4 of them. I'm giving them honey for sugar power and I haven't gave them any protein as of yet.

Thanks for future replies..
New ant keeper
How long: 1 month
Keeping: formica

MaxGen
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Location: Toronto

Re: is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?

Post: # 31800Post MaxGen
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:29 pm

I've fed isopods to my Tertamorium before. I think your formica would eat them, but best to crush or cut them first. There is a lot of waste on them with the thick shell.

You could always order bugs online and freeze them when they arrive, instead of housing them.

http://www.supercricket.ca/

TexasGuy
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Re: is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?

Post: # 31910Post TexasGuy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:08 pm

You can feed them but don't feed them blue ones that is a sign that the pill bug has a virus.
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