Parasites in wild insects?

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Parasites in wild insects?

Post: # 9485Post SmallCuteEgg
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:54 am

Is there any wild insects which are safe to feed to ants?
I ask this because my lasius queen is about to have her first workers and i of course need to start feeding the colony. or is somekind of meat ok :D . i could use feeder insects, but i`m just curious

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Re: Parasites in wild insects?

Post: # 9493Post Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:32 pm

If you give wild food a good freeze, that is generally enough to kill any parasites they might have. That just leaves the danger of pesticide exposure.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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