Crispy and crunchy japanese beetles. They okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Moochie, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards
    I saw a pretty jap beetle on the ground at someone's house so I got a container and picked up the beetle, aswell as a bunch of dead ones. The girls loved them! Like crispy snacks!
    The beetles eat sap from a tree, and the nice lady said she uses no insectisides or anything.

    Beetles okay or should I avoid giving them anymore in the future?
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    I dont see how it could hurt! Mine have just recently discovered the Cadidids And they love em! Not sure how to tell them not to put them on the snack request list, cause when their gone it could be anywhere from 7-21 yrs before they get anymore. LOL
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    They're fine. Mine love them too! I put a bucket under the back porch light and often have a ton of them in the morning during beetle "season." Right now not so many are emerging here but in late spring WOW did I get a lot.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They love them, though they don't seem to be able to digest the legs. Those come out in the poop most of the time.

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