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I put out any fruit that has a high sugar content and is soft-fleshed to eat. I also figured that a fruit with a high water content is also a good choice when considering appropriate fruits to feed a ladybug, as opposed to putting water out for it to possibly drown in. If you choose a fruit with a high water content, it takes care of both hunger and thirst.
A fruit that I'm currently trying is persimmon (peeled and very ripe). I left little segments out for the ladybug and it's going crazy for it!
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I am a science coach with our school district and our first graders are going to be raising and caring for ladybugs in the classroom. We need to know what to feed them other than aphids? Hopefully we can find a food that is "classroom friendly". Can you help?
I did a little research, and the adults do eat aphids, and what I found suggests you keep adults in captivity no more than several days, (they suggest feeding honey water), since their nutrition will not be adequate. If you are purchasing from a supplier that regularly supplies schools, they may be able to offer a more complete diet. Good Luck.
Here is a website for keeping pet ladybugs and their diet which raisins and bananas and other sweet non acidic fruits are recommended with a moistened paper towel kept sprayed with water for them to drink.
Here is the website I found: http://www.lady … /LadybugsFAQ.htm
Sounds like fun! ( I keep crickets). :)
What do they eat besides bugs? What fruits can they eat?
they can eat raisins,apricots,and peeled grapes.
How many times a day does a ladybug need to be fed? Please help.
Two times a day
What do ladybugs need to live? What do they eat? How much water do they drink?
By Makala C.
I have a lay bug in the house it on the wall it is cold here what can I do for her
If you don't have aphids, what can they eat?
By Hannah from Watertown, NY
They can eat some kinds of fruit, like grapes but you have to peel them, first
I really want to give, Bonnie, my ladybug homemade food, but I don't know what to make.
I would really like to know how to make pet ladybugs food with either honey or raisins. Would you please tell me how to?
By Hailey H. from Gilbert SC
What should I feed my pet ladybug?
By Savannah from USA, CT
I find a ladybug sometimes in my house, and i noticed once; when i put a drop of milk on my finger tip, then put the drop onto a piece of paper towel, the ladybug loved it.
What can lady bugs eat and drink other than aphids, what do you put the food in?
By Cookies1456 from Sumrall, MS
What do ladybugs eat and drink besides aphids?
How do you make the honey water for ladybugs? Is there a recipe for it?
By Brook P.
What do lady bugs eat?
By Rylee from CA