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Feeding and Caring for Pet Ladybugs

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Caring for Pet Ladybugs

These insects enjoy aphids, but there are other things they may like. This guide is about feeding and caring for pet ladybugs.



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Question: Feeding and Caring for Ladybugs

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?

Pam from Midland, TX


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By animalover0906/15/2011

Raisons or honey to eat. Put some water on a coton ball or tissue paper to drink. Put them in a small container or jar and put some soil at the botom with grass over it (this is optional). Change the food every 2 days and the water every week. Hope that helps! Good luck!

Question: What do Ladybugs Eat?

What do ladybugs eat?

By Nature_lover11 from Las Vegas, NV


Most Recent Answer

By Grandma J [46]05/08/2009

The ladybug is different than the chinese beetle which looks very similar, a slight more orange to the LB. The CB bites and stinks when you pick it up, crush it, etc. I try to capture both in the vacuum and move them outdoors to the gardens. The CB was brought to the US for aiding in the crops infestation from other pests from other countries. Their eggs sit on freight to be sent, hatch out when they get here.

Question: Feeding Ladybugs

If you don't have aphids, what can they eat?

By Hannah from Watertown, NY

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By Dinah Ackerson [2]11/26/2014

Checked wikihow for answer and how to keep ladybugs. I suggest releasing your ladybug in a day or two as they are difficult to keep alive for an extended period inside.

Question: Caring for Ladybugs

What can lady bugs eat and drink other than aphids, what do you put the food in?

By Cookies1456 from Sumrall, MS

Most Recent Answer

By gio 11/19/2014

Ladybugs can also eat raisins, honey, or lettuce. Put it on a paper towel or something that is easy for them to reach.

Question: Feeding Ladybugs

What do ladybugs eat and drink besides aphids?

By Christian

Most Recent Answer

By hannahbriggs01/08/2014

Raisins or honey/sugar. Also give them water.

Question: Ladybug Honey Water Recipe

How do you make the honey water for ladybugs? Is there a recipe for it?

By Brook P.

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By Cheryl [2]03/27/2012

I use a recipe that is 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and let cool, then pour into hummingbird feeder. My hummingbirds love this and get really upset if it is empty.

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