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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?
Pam from Midland, TX
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?
Ladybugs are very hardy little creatures, they can eat any food really, or at least mine do. I feed mine mostly globs of honey, raisins soaked in water for a few minutes, lettuce, and wilting broccoli. :)
I have a lady bug right now, and I know that ladybugs can eat grapes but you have to peel the skin so they can eat it because they also eat raisins. My ladybug Stewart also has a few drops of water and some soil and grass.
Thank you for this answer I found a hurt lady bug in my room and my cousin and I used your idea and got better
thank you.My ladybug is healthy now!
I like that name!!!Stewart!
My ladybug,Spot eats soft raisins,and water.
they can eat raisins,apricots,and peeled grapes.
How many times a day does a ladybug need to be fed? Please help.
From wikihow.com: Provide food. Feed the ladybug with small amounts of honey or sugar. Use a small bottle cap or similar to contain the food. You can also feed your ladybug raisins or lettuce.
Try water soaked raisins or globs of honey
What do ladybugs need to live? What do they eat? How much water do they drink?
By Makala C.
Just wet a little paper towel or something and give it too your ladybug.
Get a bottle cap and fill a quater with water and put it with your lady bug
They live in a big cage not Jar,they eat lettus ,fruits,sugar,honey,and just use a cotton ball full with water every day feed it twice abdau
I have two pet ladybugs at home. I didn't know what to feed them. Thanks for the tips and the advice. It will help me a lot.
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
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.
They can eat some kinds of fruit, like grapes but you have to peel them, first