Questions tagged [insects]

A class of physically small but highly diverse arthropods; one of the most numerous groups of animals on the planet, though not often kept as pets. Questions might deal with those that are, such as mantids or hissing cockroachs; or with species that are kept as feeders for other pets. Note that this tag does not apply to spiders, centipedes, or other non-insect 'bugs'.

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Can I use a gecko to get rid of a cockroach infestation?

I am tired of having tons of dying cockroaches around my house from poison so I am thinking of letting a gecko loose in my house to help get rid of the infestation. I would stop using the poison and ...
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My praying mantis pet is not eating and has 2 black lines on it's abdomen

There are 2 new black lines on my mantis's abdomen, which seems to be contracting. Almost like it's squeezing it. What is it? I don't think it used to have that. Secondly, it's also not eating, and ...
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Is it possible to breed crickets?

Buying crickets every few days to feed to my bearded dragon gets expensive, and I hate going to the store. Is it possible for me to breed crickets?
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Can I make my own substrate to keep fruit flies alive?

I've found that fruit flies make a good staple food for my Red Devil Crabs, but it's expensive to keep buying a new batch of them every time the substrate starts to mold. Is there a way I can make my ...
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Is there a pet which eats flies

Is there any pet which I can hold indoors in Central European household and which eats flies (and any other insects) flying around my house? I got plenty of them because my neighbor has a pig farm ...
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How can I free feed a cat without feeding the ants?

In the question Can I feed my cat whenever she wants? the OP feeds dry cat food, but is not able to leave the food out all the time as ants are an issue. Is it possible to place dry cat food so the ...