Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
There is a pretty general rule of thumb, don't feed any bugs you've found in your yard unless you're absolutely and positively sure there are no pesticides, fertilizers or other source of contamination anywhere in the area. Even something as simple as oil or coolant leaking out of a car nearby can serve as a potential toxin. Not to mention, you have no idea where that ant has been or what it has been eating - it could be an intermediary or the host to any number of internal parasites that could be passed to your gecko. To me, it simply isn't worth the risk when there are so many readily available food sources that you know are safe and nutritious. Really though, as with most lizards, they'll probably try to eat just about anything that moves in front of their face, but in the end ants are not going to be more nutritious than properly gutloaded crickets, superworms, wax worms, silk worms, etal.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.