Raising feeders...:S

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GardenGirl
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Raising feeders...:S

Post: # 33045Post GardenGirl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:34 pm

I'm still not sure if I can stand killing my own feeders..... But if I do decide I can....someday- what is the least smelly type of feeder insect to keep? Thanks.

idahoantgirl
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Re: Raising feeders...:S

Post: # 33046Post idahoantgirl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:04 pm

GardenGirl wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:34 pm
I'm still not sure if I can stand killing my own feeders..... But if I do decide I can....someday- what is the least smelly type of feeder insect to keep? Thanks.
It's easier to put them in a jar and then put them in the freezer for a few hours. This will kill them
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Phoenix
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 33047Post Phoenix
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:20 pm

Depends On The Individual.
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idahoantgirl
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 33048Post idahoantgirl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:48 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Depends On The Individual.
True. It might technically be more humane to end then quickly by crushing the head, but I prefer to not see them die.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

GardenGirl
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Location: Minnesota

Re: Raising feeders...:S

Post: # 33049Post GardenGirl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:57 pm

I've heard of freezing them. But I still don't know if I can lol. I'm chicken. I'm willing to try it.....maybe. :'D

So what is the least smelly/messy insect option?
Superworms? Wax worms? Crickets?

martinnate
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Re: Raising feeders...:S

Post: # 33077Post martinnate
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:27 pm

What I do is buy my crickets, place them on a container they can breath in but not get out, feed them what ever vegi I have in the frige or a few hrs then the entire container gose in the frezer and the next day I separate them from the food and egg crates and keep them frozen so therfore there is no smell

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