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Bill Boelema
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# Posted: 9 Sep 2012 16:37


My Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer (recently caught) would probably eat one small cricket per day if I fed it one each day. I don't want over-feeding problems which has been demonstrated in Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor), such as fatty buildup in the eyes, leading to part of full blindness.

How many small crickets should I feed per week? I think crickets are a bit less expensive in the long run than flightless fruit flies.

Bill


Sandy_Bear
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# Posted: 12 Sep 2012 15:32


I would suggest feeding it at least 2 dozen crickets a week.

Do you know anyone that is breeding flightless fruit flies? Maybe you could get a few from them to supplement their diet. Variety is good after all I breed D.hydei and I often will trade with friends for other things. I make up cultures regularly, and they normally cost around $1-2 each for supplies, depending on where I get my stuff from.

Have you looked into getting other small feeders?

Bean Weevils (Callosobruchus maculatus)
Feed Black Eyed Peas/Bean

Grain Weevils (Sitophilus granarius)
Feed Wheat or Pearl Barley

Lesser Waxmoth Larvae (Achroia grisella)

Milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

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