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Sugar and Hummers

 
 
Pitter
 
Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 11:57 am
Is there any reason I should use refined white sugar instead of unrefined light brown suger for in my hummer feeders?
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NickFun
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 12:09 pm
I wuld suspect just the opposite. Refined sugar is not good for any creature.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 12:51 pm
I agree with Nick--although I use so little sugar of any sort that I usually mix my hummingbird nectar from the same two pound box I use for other visitors' coffee.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 04:30 pm
sugar's sugar. Refined will dissolve a little better.i use refined in my hummer feeders, what can it do? give them cancer? they only live 2 years anyway. Im in the process of loading the little suckers up for their migration south. We have about 10 or more hummers, including one that sits near the feeders and sort of chirps at us. Its landed on my wifes finger and sat there, they must have crappy eyes from all the sugar syrup
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Pitter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 05:58 pm
Ok then I'll give it a try, just wanted to be sure it wasn't specifically bad for them.
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husker
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 06:00 pm
I forgot that sugar is different south of the USA
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 06:07 pm
I heard that if the woman puts a certs on her tongue while she...oops, wrong kind of hummer.
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Pitter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 08:51 pm
In fact I just dropped by hummingbirds.net which advises white cane suger only as the iron in "raw" suger can poison them.
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Chuckster
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2004 08:56 pm
Hello my friend Prof Pitter: What if I heat white sugar in water with red coloring? Will that protect those little souls?
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Pitter
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2004 05:38 am
The consensus seems to be that the red coloring is more appealing to us than to them. I use it when I put out a feeder for the first time but I can't say if it makes any difference. Once they start coming to it I just use suger and water. At my new location at a little over 2000m they come in droves.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2004 07:05 am
we bought those little Pyrex feeders with a red bottom. Into these we place a clear 1:3 sugar syrup. This stokes the little guys up and theyre whizzing around all day.
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