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Cheryl Andrews
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# Posted: 16 Dec 2010 21:39


Been going back and forth on the idea of raising silk worms just mainly for the experience, but I didn't know if they would be good feeders for the frogs. I suppose they would, but they might be high in fat because of how big they get.

But another thing, I've heard of people getting attached to their worms...isn't that odd...because after a while the worms will start responding to you because they know you feed them. Seems they might be at least a little intellegent for a bug. If I got attached to them, they wouldn't be feeders, but either way its kinda odd to think about getting attatched to a bunch of caterpillars. I did in 3rd grade but so did everyone...

There are 2 types of silk worms. One type spins their cocoon thicker than the other, so that in order to hatch, they have to be cut out. The other can hatch on their own. Silk producers prefer the one who can't get out and they just boil them alive so the silk is all one strand instead of low quality fibers...can you tell I've been reading up. LOL

Well just didn't know if anyone has done this before...if anyone has let me know what you thought of it.

matthew polver
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# Posted: 17 Dec 2010 00:41


its kinda odd to think about getting attatched to a bunch of caterpillars
cheryl, this is a forum for people obseesed with frogs. i'm pretty sure nothing is odd at this point

bschwinn
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2594 posts

# Posted: 17 Dec 2010 01:16


I have raised silkworms for panther cham. food, and tiny ones for Dart frog food, they all loved them. As far as I know when I fed them off I heard no pleading or screams, so maybe my worms didn't like me

Gracehoney
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461 posts

# Posted: 18 Dec 2010 11:45


I used to keep wild spiders and people brought me injured salamanders to heal, when I lived in Jackson Hole. I have been looking at those hissing cockroaches for a long time now, thinking it over. Some nice inoffensive silkworms sound pretty normal, even to me.


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