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post #11 of 16 Old 04-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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yummy mealworms :)
roaches,wax worms,locus,
just remember to dust or gut load them.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-12-2009, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Willow! That was a whole lot of info lol. How do locusts differ from
crickets as far as escaping goes? That tin foil idea is a good one too, I'll
have to test it.
As far as the area on the tank where they get out, I've just stuffed some
toilet paper in there for the time being, I'm not sure if it works because I
don't know how many originally got out, or how many are currently in the
tank because of the huge amount of hiding spaces they have. I will still get
a couple pictures of it though and you can let me know what you think.

Aunt Kymmie, my lizards do love meal worms and they get them frequently,
I'm just worried about nutritional value. You can't gut load a meal worm like you
can a cricket. I dust them with calcium+vitamin D3 powder prior to feeding, but
I still don't think it's a good staple food. More of a quick snack :)
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-12-2009, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I'll try wax worms too. I haven't tried those yet.
I've thought about butterworms, but I think they'd be too big for my lizards.
Roaches creep me out lol.
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post #14 of 16 Old 04-12-2009, 03:10 AM
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Thanks Willow! That was a whole lot of info lol. How do locusts differ from
crickets as far as escaping goes? That tin foil idea is a good one too, I'll
have to test it.
As far as the area on the tank where they get out, I've just stuffed some
toilet paper in there for the time being, I'm not sure if it works because I
don't know how many originally got out, or how many are currently in the
tank because of the huge amount of hiding spaces they have. I will still get
a couple pictures of it though and you can let me know what you think.

Aunt Kymmie, my lizards do love meal worms and they get them frequently,
I'm just worried about nutritional value. You can't gut load a meal worm like you
can a cricket. I dust them with calcium+vitamin D3 powder prior to feeding, but
I still don't think it's a good staple food. More of a quick snack :)
hi
toilet paper is fine. :)
well locus can still get out,as they are good climbers even on glass !
although you could take the legs off.
howerer i don't find them offensive to see if one does escape.
they just like grass hoppers to me,and luckily they don't bother me,
unlike Tangy who use to frequent these boards,,,,,,,,anyhoo
leave some apple,orange or lettus in the tank,and you should get to see how many crickets
are in there,the problem with non eaten crickets is that,they can turn on your lizard
and pick at them for something to eat and be anoying,or they can hide away
in a rock and die
as for the mealworms,i find putting apple dusted in powder in with them,never
seems to last very long they munch it real quick.
the other thing i do is just dip them(whatever they are getting)in the powder as i feed them.
i did that to one of my sick geckos,i squished the bum of a wax worm diped it in some
calcium powder then wiped it around the geckos mouth,so when she licked her mouth
the powder was going in.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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well locus can still get out,as they are good climbers even on glass !
although you could take the legs off.
When I find grasshopers in the garden I catch them and bring them inside for my cat to play with.
I always feel bad when their legs "accidentally" fall off. I suppose I wouldn't be a very successful lizard feeder.

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-12-2009, 01:47 PM
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now all you need is a lizard,so you "kill two birds with one stone"
kitty exerciser and lizard dinner !!
did you really need an excuse to get some other kind of tank.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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