How long can you store ladybugs? While you can keep ladybugs in the fridge for up to a month (between temperatures of 35ºF and 40ºF), make sure you keep them hydrated and remember that keeping ladybugs in the fridge will shorten their life out in the garden.
How do you keep ladybugs alive in the refrigerator? Lady beetles deteriorate rapidly if not handled properly.
Stores or gardeners are advised to mist lady beetles with water in a squirt bottle before placing them in the refrigerator for storage, making sure not to let water puddle in containers.
How long can ladybugs live in a container? You can store the container in your refrigerator. Ladybugs can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.
How do you keep ladybugs alive in a jar?
- Choose a small container, approximately 4-inches by 7-inches, for your spotty friends.
- Gently sweep your ladybug into the container with a small paintbrush.
- Place a leaf into the container for the ladybug to cling to.