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I've read that beer is a great attractant for roaches, supposedly they love the stuff. But I've also read that too much can kill them; is it the alcohol?

I'd like to give my little guys a treat of Guinness, which is less than 4% ABV.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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I don't think it would be such a good idea.

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They'd just get drunk and start walking in circles, falling asleep, yelling at each other and maybe start ranting and cursing. One of them would probably go on a 30 minute tirade about isopods and how they're "filthy shrimps" who should "crawl back into the ocean and eat rotten kelp"

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They'd just get drunk and start walking in circles, falling asleep, yelling at each other and maybe start ranting and cursing. One of them would probably go on a 30 minute tirade about isopods and how they're "filthy shrimps" who should "crawl back into the ocean and eat rotten kelp"

I agree lol.

Since beer is fermented it can serve as an attractant to a lot of insect groups that may be thinking it's a nice meal of sugary rotting fruit. I like using fermentation traps during the summer to catch long horn beetles and scarabs.

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Well, my critters don't like Guinness. I put a few drops in their enclosure, and they recoil as if they've received an electrical shock.

I can respect their behavior...Guinness *is* an acquired taste...

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The more you know right? ;)

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Hahah that's a funny thought;roaches being grossed out. Not something I think would go through most people's heads.

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Hahah that's a funny thought;roaches being grossed out. Not something I think would go through most people's heads.

I don't think they were grossed out. They simply lack a cultivated palate...

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