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RespectforAnts
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Which is more humane

Post: # 95763Post RespectforAnts
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:56 pm

I recently bought some crickets to feed my young ant colonies and I need a way to kill them. for that I have 2 options that I thought would deliver a quick humane death for the poor cricket. 1. I have an electric flyswatter that will zap them and kill them almost in an instant. 2. I could put one in a test tube then put that in the freezer so they would just slow down until death. My question is which is more humane and which way would the ants prefer their meat cooked. :lol:
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Re: Which is more humane

Post: # 95766Post KoreanAntKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:57 pm

Seems like electric would be more humane but I don’t know what the ants prefer. I just squash the head then remove it. I also suggest that you add a pinch of sugar in the juice. They seem to like that more.

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Re: Which is more humane

Post: # 95771Post antperson24
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:36 am

RespectforAnts wrote:
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:56 pm
I recently bought some crickets to feed my young ant colonies and I need a way to kill them. for that I have 2 options that I thought would deliver a quick humane death for the poor cricket. 1. I have an electric flyswatter that will zap them and kill them almost in an instant. 2. I could put one in a test tube then put that in the freezer so they would just slow down until death. My question is which is more humane and which way would the ants prefer their meat cooked. :lol:
I just cut the head off, and that seems to kill them in an instant. I have tried boiling the crickets (witch would be like cooking) and the ants don't seem to like it as much, but it might just be that they are wet after being boiled. Hope this helps! ;)
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Re: Which is more humane

Post: # 95775Post RespectforAnts
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:26 pm

Thats a good idea but then you have to hold the squirming thing and I dont know what I'd cut it with, but thank you for the advice.
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Re: Which is more humane

Post: # 95778Post antperson24
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:04 pm

RespectforAnts wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:26 pm
Thats a good idea but then you have to hold the squirming thing and I dont know what I'd cut it with, but thank you for the advice.
I normally just use an old pair of scissors, that only get used for that. And also I don't hold it I just keep it in the container I caught it in and wait for it to settle down, then do it.
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Re: Which is more humane

Post: # 95784Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:39 pm

RespectforAnts wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:26 pm
Thats a good idea but then you have to hold the squirming thing and I dont know what I'd cut it with, but thank you for the advice.
A freezer would be more humane. Its like slowly falling asleep.
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