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 #2094034


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I know i told you guys about one of my collards only eating mealworms. That is still the case. I know those are not the best feeders to feed him. He is only 6-7 inches long and is still a baby. i have not tried roaches, and im sure the wife would not like that idea.

However, do you think that if i buy canned crickets and sent them with mealworms that would work? I have read that it works with snakes. I would just do the same thing, i would take a freeze dried cricket, and rub a live mealworm on it. I cant think of anyother way to get my guy off mealworms. Does anybody have a better idea?



11/10/09  02:48pm

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  Message To: Dahawks02   In reference to Message Id: 2094034


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I doubt it would matter. They do have a sense of smell, but they rely so heavily on visual cues that, really, you’ve got to approach things from the visual angle.
You might be able to give him a dish of canned crickets with some mealworms mixed into it and see if he acquires a taste for the crickets that way.
Meanwhile, gutload your mealworms as well as you can. Maybe feed them beardie or turtle food instead the usual, and use zuchini for moisture instead of carrots/potatoes.
Have you tried different cricket sizes? Sometimes they get very excited by a larger or smaller one.



11/11/09  12:41am

 #2094310


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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2094257


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The female loves the medium sized crickets, so thats what i usually buy. He has the option of eating medium crickets all day. I have tried larger crickets. I drop it in, he moves at it like hes gonna attack it, and then stops and thinks "hey, that isnt a mealworm." Ya I will gut load the mealworms, the best that I can until he takes on crickets.



11/11/09  08:03am

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  Message To: Dahawks02   In reference to Message Id: 2094310


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Have you tried smaller ones too? he might have been bitten by a larger cricket when he was younger. Maybe little ones would be less intimidating. If not, the female should still be willing to help you get rid of them.
Did you ever try silks or phoenixes?



11/11/09  03:33pm

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2094414


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I have not tried silks or phoenix worms! I will get some on saturday and try those!



11/12/09  07:36am

 #2094800


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  Message To: Dahawks02   In reference to Message Id: 2094661


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You have a local source? I’ve usually got to send away for them! Occasionally I see them at the monthly expo, but not often...



11/12/09  05:26pm

 #2094962


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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2094800


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No. but there is a reptile expo on saturday and they usually have them. I have seen phoenix worms there a bunch of times.



11/13/09  07:31am

 #2095057


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  Message To: Dahawks02   In reference to Message Id: 2094962


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just out of curiosity, i have noticed that my collareds puff out their eyes. what are they doing and why? I’m just curious.



11/13/09  03:59pm

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  Message To: Dahawks02   In reference to Message Id: 2095057


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I’m curious too. Never heard of that.



11/13/09  11:50pm

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2095171


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It is weird. Kind of alarming. maybe an irritation with the eyes? maybe the calci sand dust is irritating the eyes? I’m not sure so I will keep an eye on it. Ha Ha.



11/14/09  09:18am


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