How Do You Mix Red Food Coloring For A Hummingbird Feeder?

How Do You Mix Red Food Coloring For A Hummingbird Feeder?

15 July, 2010 (01:18) | hummingbird food | By: admin


And what do they mean by "part" sugar and water???

Can you tell me by using a measuring cup or spoon?? Cause i honestly have no idea what’s a "part" means like they say.

Thanks!

Okay; Let’s say the instructions are as follows: Mix one part sugar to two parts water. That means for every measure of sugar you use in your mixture, you mix TWO equal parts of water. Example: One cup sugar to two cups water. Or if you want to make a bigger batch, mix one pail of sugar to two pails of water. A "Part" is any unit of measure you want, just so long as the other "part" is of equal measurement.
If the instructions say 1 part water to 1 part sugar, just add equal amounts of sugar and water (a cup of each).
If the instructions say 3 parts sugar to 1 part water, then it would be 3 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water. Or for a bigger batch; 3 gallons of sugar to 1 gallon of water.
As for the food coloring, just add enough to give it a nice red color without overdoing it. Hope this helps.

Oh, and I’d recommend the water be hot when you mix the sugar so it dissolves easier and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the food coloring last. Let it cool down before putting it in the feeder.

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Comment from Bags
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:27 am

Okay; Let’s say the instructions are as follows: Mix one part sugar to two parts water. That means for every measure of sugar you use in your mixture, you mix TWO equal parts of water. Example: One cup sugar to two cups water. Or if you want to make a bigger batch, mix one pail of sugar to two pails of water. A "Part" is any unit of measure you want, just so long as the other "part" is of equal measurement.
If the instructions say 1 part water to 1 part sugar, just add equal amounts of sugar and water (a cup of each).
If the instructions say 3 parts sugar to 1 part water, then it would be 3 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water. Or for a bigger batch; 3 gallons of sugar to 1 gallon of water.
As for the food coloring, just add enough to give it a nice red color without overdoing it. Hope this helps.

Oh, and I’d recommend the water be hot when you mix the sugar so it dissolves easier and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the food coloring last. Let it cool down before putting it in the feeder.
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Comment from blessed in texas
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:48 am

i was told the red dye is not good for hummingbird, unsure why so you might want to leave the red dye out. i know for sure its not necessary they will still come to it i have 5 in my backyard at a feeder and there is no dye
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Comment from bmthespian
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:58 am

You shouldn’t add food coloring. The mixture for humming bird feed is 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Basically what that means is for every 1 cup of water as 1/4 cup of sugar.
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