Care of Insects
Insects kept as pets such as ants, beetles, cockroaches, crickets, and grasshoppers
Asked in Animal Behavior, Grasshoppers, Care of Insects
What do katydids eat?
In the wild Katydids will normally eat the leaves from willow, rosewood and citrus trees. They are mostly herbivorous, so will consume most foliage, including flower petals, stems, fruit from trees, crops, and even weeds. They may also eat nectar and pollen at times too. Some katydids have been known to prey on other insects, although this isn't common.
Can you handle a praying mantis?
Yes, you can. Their bite is strong enough to cut through human flesh, however, they're not known to bite humans. Make sure you grab them by the muscular plate below their head and not their abdomen though - their abdomen is very sensitive and they can potentially become frightened and grab you with their spiny claws if you do so.
What do leaf bugs eat?
Are crickets and grasshoppers the same thing?
Crickets are some what related to Grasshoppers, but are by no means the same. There are many physical differences between the too species. Crickets have a slightly flattened look to their body, and long antenna, whereas a Grasshopper has a similar body, but with large hind legs used for jumping and much shorter antenna. The Grasshopper antenna tend to be shorter that the length of their bodies, but the Crickets are normally longer. The Cricket tend to come out at night and are classed as nocturnal, however Grasshoppers are normally found during the day light hours. Grasshoppers make a loud sound by either rubbing the hind legs against the forewing or abdomen (this is called Stridulation), or by snapping their wings while in flight. Crickets, however, only use stridulation, and have two very distinctive chirps. One is for calling and the other is for mating. The calling chirp is the louder of the two. The diet of the two insects also differs, The cricket is omnivorous and scavenges organic materials, as well as decaying plant matter, seedling plants and fungi. Crickets have also been known to consume their own dead when no other food source is available. The Grasshopper, on the other hand, is a herbivore and only eats plant, and grass matter. These are only a few of the differences between the two species, and although they are similar in appearance, they are quite different many other ways.
What do aphids eat?
Plant fluids are the foods that aphids consume. The insects in question (Aphidoidea superfamily) have piercing, sipping moouthparts for puncturing plant tissues in leaves, stalks and stems. They prey upon the nutrient-rich, up-flowing xylem and the sugar-rich, down-flowing phloem that keep plant interiors developing as life cycles and natural histories intend.
What do crickets eat?
Crickets are omnivores, meaning will eat anything from smaller beetles to grass and crops. Also, if you are breeding crickets, it is suggested to feed them carrots, strawberries, cucumbers, and fruit loops (cereal) along with a damp sponge. Crickets are in fact Omnivores, but will generally stay to the fruit, veggie, and greens diet when possible. They will not normally turn on other crickets or bugs or meat sources unless they have to. Crickets outdoors eat a slightly different diet then the store bought crickets. A simple observation will show you the outdoor crickets come in more varieties that are hardy/tougher. The store crickets you normally feed to your reptiles/fish/etc will not be picky eaters, but they are not as hardy as the ones that have been living outdoors for generations. Outdoor crickets will eat plants, molds, bugs, pretty much what they can digest when they are hungry depending on the breed. Crickets raised in the home for pet consumption can be fed a wide variety of staples that will, in turn, befit said pet. If your feeding a turtle, put some turtle food in the crickets feed dish. Anoles, feed the cricket's some anole food, and so forth. Crickets can handle most hard, soft, and flake foods. Crickets also need plenty of water, either in a shallow bowl, sponge, etc, something they wont drown in. They will eat most fleshy, moist fruits and vegetables, provided the tough skin has been removed. Most seeds will go untouched. They also like sprouts, cricket feed, cat/dog wet/dry food, clover, and the occasional hand-full of outdoor grasses/weeds.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Care of Insects
Approximately how many cats are there in the world if you include wild and stray?
Asked in Garden Pests, Pest Control, Care of Insects
How do you get rid of cochineal?
* If you catch the problem in the very early stages with just a few white tufts, you can spray them off with water. Be sure to do a thorough job and check back every few days. Repeat as necessary. * If the problem is more advanced, you probably will have to use chemicals. We find Malathion to be adequate. Mix to the recommended strength for ornamentals -- cactus is usually not listed on the label. Add a little liquid soap to the mix so the water/Malathion stays on the plant better. Spray thoroughly paying special attention to the places where the pads or joints come together. This process should be repeated seven days later and again fourteen days later to catch the bugs you missed AND to get the newly hatched cochineal that were protected by egg cases. You will know your treatment is successful when the white tufts turn a dingy gray and squeezing them does not produce the crimson stain.
What do giant moths eat?
Butterflies nomatter what size will eat sugar water. take two teaspoons of sugar mix it in a cup of water and squirt a little on a flower but you have to be carful because if the surgar water gets on its wings the butterfly will not be able to fly. you could also feed it a sliced grape, orange slice, or gatorade.
What do bees eat?
Bees eat honey. Bees ingest the nectar of plants and flowers only to regurgitate it (after it has mixed with enzymes in the bees stomach) as honey. The honey is placed into cells and capped with wax. In order for bees to survive the winter they have to have sufficient honey stored in the hive, because that is their food. Bees will also eat sugar syrup (thick sugar water). They do also eat pollen, but its not a main food source and is actually mixed with honey and mostly used for royal jelly that the larva eat. Worker bees eat pollen and honey. The queen bee eats royal jelly.
When do caterpillars cocoon?
Overwintering eggs hatch early in the season, then the caterpillars start eating like crazy and building their tent. they become fully grown by late spring or summer, and during the growing process they can actually eat every leaf from a tree, so that the tree must redevelop all of its leaves.Once the caterpillars are grown they wander off and hide themselves in well protected places such as a piece of tree bark laying against rock.There they spin silken cocoons for themselves, then moths emerge from those cocoons in a few weeks.
Asked in Pest Control, Household Hints, Care of Insects
How do you get rid of gnats if they are in your bedroom?
Asked in Crickets (Insect), Care of Insects
What does a cricket eat?
Crickets are omnivores. In the wild, they primarily feed on dead insects, young plants, fungi, and decaying plants. They are predacious on other insects as well as one another. They also eat bread crumbs and are particularly attracted to liquids, especially beer and sweetened vinegar. When these liquids are placed in suitable containers, they may drown due to their fondness of liquids. Also, if you want to keep a cricket as a pet, you can feed it dog food, and wet lettuce! grass smaller insects