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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 01:11


I've never fed silkworms to my frogs before. Are they good feeders?

mike12348
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 02:30


Well they are supposed to be healthy but the problem is buying/breeding them. I heard they are hard to breed.


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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 03:05


And they are hard to keep alive if you're not used to it. And they smell to high heaven when they die in the mail! You can't just leave these in the fridge, they have to be fed and stuff.

But they are healthy for your frog, easily accepted, and like all worms you need to give in moderation, in case they start refusing other foods in favor of a particular type. They are much healthier than mealworms or waxworms though, but I'm pretty sure don't compare to butterworms.


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 03:14


I'm not planning on breeding them, just feeding them. And I did order food for them.

MegophryidaeMan
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 03:21


I have never been able to find them. Have you found a place that actually sells them Greg? If so, I would love to know!


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 03:23


sure.... Mulberryfarms.com. The place I always have and always will recommend.

mike12348
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 04:26


Thats good to know. They have got some great prices and i've been wanting to buy from them just wasnt sure if they were good or not. Thanks Greg


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fastfoward5k
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2009 04:29


They are expensive. You need to buy the silkworms (zebra silkworms are best) and the chow. The chow is pretty pricey and smells atrocious. Mulberry Farms and Georgia Bugs have them, but I'm not a big fan of Georgia Bugs. I have fed them to my lizards and they are extremely nutritious. Soft-bodied, wriggle like crazy, and good tasting to insectivores.


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TRIXIEthePACMANfrog
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# Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:06


Hey everyone! Just a few pointers...

I have been breeding them for quite a while. They are the easiest feeder insect to breed ever! They don;t die in the mail either. Buy 100 from Mulberry Farms. SUPER easy! It is 10 bucks. Any questions on it feel free to aske me.

-Ryan


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 11 Feb 2009 02:16


smells atrocious
yea smellin them for a little while kind of makes me want to puke.

Al_frog
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# Posted: 11 Feb 2009 07:51


If you have mulberry trees around your area you will find them easy. I did not like raising them on the mush formula that you can buy but it could get you through the winter. If you allow two dozen or so to pupate and then emerge and lay eggs you can keep them growing for years without additional $$. You keep the eggs in the refrigerator (keep for at least a year) and take out some every week or so and start a new batch as needed (that is you don't have to keep growing them continuously like crix or FF). The hatchlings are very tiny so you can use them for very small animals. They don't hop away or fly away, etc. like crix and FF. Any that outgrow your smaller animals can be fed to larger and larger ones! I have used them more for lizards than frogs.

TRIXIEthePACMANfrog
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# Posted: 12 Feb 2009 03:13


You can keep them refrigerated for 5 years... I have been hatching 4-5yr old batches successfully.

-Ryan


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