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Vensutus live insects??

Postby utahpezel » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:44 pm

A friend and I were wondering if it would be safe to feed Venustus live box elder bugs? There are a ton of them in his yard year round. Here is a link as to what box elder bugs are. Thanks!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxelder_bug
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby johnnymarko » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:12 pm

Dont
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby jw85 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:35 pm

Seems like a good way to get him sick.
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby DJRansome » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:25 pm

Pretty hard to be certain the insects are not exposed to pesticides.
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:42 pm

The main issue as DJ has mentioned is whether these insects have been exposed to pesticides. If they have, well then you could end up losing the venestus.
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby utahpezel » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Ok, I'll stay away. Thanks for the responses.
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby VictorPooleXsq13 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:41 am

Surely not!
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Re: Vensutus live insects??

Postby Mr Chromedome » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:41 am

These bugs in my yard are not exposed to pesticides. However, trying one with a large SA predator, I learned that they do have a very bad taste from the fish's perspective. He might hit one the first time, but it will be spit out, and they will never try again. I wish they would eat them, too, as they are quite prolific.
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