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 Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal

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PostSubject: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/16/2017, 5:48 pm

I heard about these tiny parasitic wasps and decided to buy them because I've always been interested with parasitic wasps. Here is a breif summary of them http://www.life.illinois.edu/ib/109/Insect%20rearing/wowbug.html (just copy and paste to new tab I had problems with the link)
I am buying some of these from Carolina biological supply along with some blow fly pupae (they lay their eggs on those) and am breeding them along with the blow flies to feed them. I can't wait to see the males kill each other.(Any tips on breeding the blow flies are appreciated)
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/16/2017, 6:39 pm

They sound pretty cool! Good luck on them. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/16/2017, 7:02 pm

Thanks if this works ill be selling these because $ 10 for 100 is a ripoff
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/16/2017, 8:57 pm

Do you know any cheap stuff I can feed to Sarcophaga (maggots)
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/17/2017, 10:39 am

What do you have them in? Can I see a picture? I have never raised them, maybe they would feed on spiders as it seems to be a favored snack by a lot of wasp species.
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/17/2017, 1:35 pm

If you are feeding maggots, then just offer them table scraps. Don't they eat anything?
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/17/2017, 6:20 pm

T.C. wrote:
What do you have them in? Can I see a picture? I have never raised them, maybe they would feed on spiders as it seems to be a favored snack by a lot of wasp species.
I wrote this as soon as I ordered them so I don't have them yet they come with 6 containers to put them in
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PostSubject: Re: Breeding Melittobia digitata (Parasitic wasps) Journal   1/25/2017, 6:59 am

Maggots eat damp decaying matter that's rich in protein.
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