velvet ant care

Widowman10

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did the research and this is what i think is good to keep velvet ants: on a dry substrate (sand) with a little hide, and a dish with something to drink/eat (i have 6 parts water to 1 part honey). is this good?
 

beetleman

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sounds good to me i used to have them and that's how i kept them,i kept mine seperate of each other too. you could also try apple/strawberry other fruit nectors etc. they are really cool wasps.
 

Cheshire

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Has anyone ever figured out how to breed them?

Last I heard, someone was trying to use zophobas pupae.
 

cacoseraph

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i had a big black and red girl from California

i just fed it honey drops on one side and misted the other. it would drink from both sides, iirc.

i think she lived like 3-5 months. can't quite recall.
 

myrmecophile

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They are generally considered to be parasites on ground nesting Hymenoptera. The odds of getting them accept a host other than Hymenoptera is about zero
 

Cheshire

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They are generally considered to be parasites on ground nesting Hymenoptera. The odds of getting them accept a host other than Hymenoptera is about zero
Now that there's some wasp keepers here, do you think it would be possible to use paper wasp pupae?
 

myrmecophile

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Not too likely, all our species in the States are ground dwellers and apparently utilize ground nesting species as hosts.
 

Tleilaxu

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I have read some reports that one species of velvet ant will target bumblebee nests, I do not know what type of Vant this is though, most velvet ant host items remain unknown.
 

ta2edpop

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I thought that there host(s) kinda varied by area. I have caught and kepy several around my house. Just enjoy watching them.
 
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