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no_one
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 10:45


Am not doing so well with my cricket colonies now that is winter time so am wondering if they can take any other food items..just to take the pressure of my colonies so they bounce back..
Always feed crickets btw!


What do you think ?

1) Dubia roaches babies

2) Wax worms

3) flies larvae

4) baby mealworms


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cherisse
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 15:35


roaches and fly larvae (im assuming fruit fly) are good to feed.

the wax worms and meal worms will need to be fed in moderation. Especially the mealworms, if at all on those.

Waxies are very fatty, and are used mainly to bulk up skinny frogs or in preperation for breeding


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no_one
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 17:34


Not fruit fly's .. the normal flies those big ones... fruit flies larvae for an adult retf ..he would not notice them.

this guys here!






am thinking to rotate them between this other food items until my cricket culture boom again ..


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Misheru
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 18:18


You could try pupating some of the wax worms into wax moths. I just started doing that so I can give my RETFs a flying treat. It will probably take a few weeks or more, depending on the temperature.

There are also pheonix worms on the market that are good. These will turn into soldier flies, and one of my RETFs ate some of those.

The fattening worms like wax and butter are treats, as mentioned. (I actually heard that meal worms can cause impaction because of their hard exoskeletons, so I don't feed mine those).

Depending on the temperature where you are, you can order drosophilia off the internet and feed those too. I think BlackJungle has them.

no_one
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 18:36


aren't drosophilia to small for retf ?

btw i guess the other fly's larvae i mentioned should be fine so can gie them the flys when they hatch and also feed the larvae for more variety on there diet..


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Misheru
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 19:00


Someone I know placed a bunch in a worm dish and the frog ate them from there. He was conditioned to eat from a dish though, so it might not work. I think the largest size is just the size of a small cricket.

froggz37
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 19:04


I use small dubia roach nymphs as a staple for my two frogs. Dubias are quite easy to keep and breed.

omiga13
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 20:10


hi no one! i think roaches are ok for them... they need moving prey..besides. i think worms are too small for them...


Keep trying ! You'll see how it feels when you get it.

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no_one
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# Posted: 2 Feb 2010 22:04


I am currently setting up a big colony of dubia roaches so am gonna try a mix of those foot items i mention at the beginning of the post

just curious anyone ever tryed those big flys larvae with red eyes ?

They seem very easy food source have them in the fridge and just take some out and offer and cheap also..and you can hatch them also to full grown flys so you have 2 in 1!


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no_one
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# Posted: 3 Feb 2010 20:13


Some people say that flys larva can survive the digestion of the frogs and do harm to them from the inside..

Can this be the case ?


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Misheru
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2010 15:31


I've never heard of that, but then again I haven't done much research into it. I'm just paranoid enough that I probably wouldn't feed them the fly larvae, but I really don't know if it's true or not.

no_one
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# Posted: 4 Feb 2010 18:16


Just got some wax moth worms not the big ones but

---lesser wax moth(Achroia grisella)

Wat do you think as a food item for frogs.?


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Sh0e
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# Posted: 5 Feb 2010 00:01


Some people say that flys larva can survive the digestion of the frogs and do harm to them from the inside..
yeah, that's not true.

The problem with fly larva, mealies, and waxworms is that often times the frogs will not recognize them as food. I've had plenty of red eyes stare at mealworms wriggling around and just ignore it eventually. Each animal is a bit different, but they will go after adult flies, crickets, roaches, and pill bugs very aggressively. The larva is just a headache to try to get them to eat so I saved those for leos and other geckos.


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no_one
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# Posted: 5 Feb 2010 05:55


Indeed you are right about that.. will try them if they will take that as food..

They usually prefer items that fly ..


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kerokero
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2010 02:23


RETFs and relatives like more movement in their foods than most of the "worm" larvaes provide, and I've only managed to feed them out to animals used to being bowl fed. Even then they didn't eat all of them, just not a type of food they are triggered by. Roaches and crickets are the best staples from them. Wax moths can be funny to watch them chase, but the moths are still fatty so should only be treats. I pupate houseflise for a number of TFs on a regular basis, but they are too small for adult RETFs (great for juvies tho).

Larvae like caterpillars (wax worms, silkies) and houseflies (maggots) tend to feed better to terrestrial grub eaters. Mealies as well, but I tend to not feel them to amphibians except for those that like high chitin foods in the wild and eat beetle larvae in the wild.


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