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 #1092989


Animal-lover
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 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

DON’T FEED MEALWORM’S TO ANY PET I JUST LOST MY PET 2 DAY’S AGO FROM MEALWORM’S SHE SWALLOWED A MEALWORM AND IT WASN’T DEAD SO IT ATE ALL OF HER STOMACH’S AND CAME OUT HER ARM DON’T LOOSE YOUR PET THE WAY I DID DON’T TAKE THAT RISK DON’T TAKE THAT CHANCE I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH REPTILE’S SINCE I WAS BETWEEN 7-10 I VOULENTEERED AT LITTLE RAY REPTILE SHOW’S AND WAS VOULENTEERING IN OTTAWA I AM KNOW OUT OF THAT BUT I HAVE BEEN RAISING WILD TURTLE’S,CHAMELION’S,SKINK’S AND SNAKE’S,FROG’S,TOAD’S AND MAMMEL’S I AM KNOW TURNING 12 IN JUST WEEK’S AND I KNOW MORE ABOUT CERTAIN ANIMAL’S THEN ANYBODY I KNOW APARNTLY I WASN’T TO SMART ABOUT THE MEALWORM’S AND I HAVE BRED THEM BEFORE BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE HEALTHIEST THING’S FOR YOUR PET’S TO EAT ARE SILKWORM’S DEPENDING ON WHAT YOUR PET IS AND CRICKET’S ARE SECOND BEST THEN MOST LIKLY BUTTERWORM’S OR EARTHWORM’S AND SO ON BUT LIKE I SAID DEPENDING ON WHAT YOUR PET IS I JUST DON’T WANT NOBODY TO GO THROUGH WHAT I HAVE JUST WENT THROUGH IF YOU WANT TO POST ON HERE AND TALK AND I KNOW ITS NOT JUST MY PET THAT GOT KILLED BY THESE AWFUL CREATURE’S I KNOW SOME FRIEND’S PET’S THAT HAVE WENT THROUGH IT TO DON’T TAKE THAT RISK THANK’S FOR LISTENING SUPER WORM’S ARE THE SAME THING’S ARE ADULT MEALWORM’S



12/12/06  09:17pm

 #1094041


LeapingLeo123
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  Message To: Animal-lover   In reference to Message Id: 1092989


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

meal worms are safe for some reptiles like leos but bad for others like beardies so chill dont feed your pets mealies if you dont want to but I think it is fine



12/13/06  06:30pm

 #1099923


Grave
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  Message To: LeapingLeo123   In reference to Message Id: 1094041


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

my water dragon loves them and hes fine



12/19/06  05:06am

 #1100483


LeapingLeo123
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  Message To: Grave   In reference to Message Id: 1099923


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

yeah there are MANY other things that could have got your pet sick. What animal was it that died?



12/19/06  06:20pm

 #1105793


DragonPaw
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  Message To: LeapingLeo123   In reference to Message Id: 1100483


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

I doubt a mealworm would have chewed through your animal. Mealworms are slow and inactive, and even if your animal swallowed it whole, it surely would have drowned if the stomach acid didn’t kill it first. Ever put one in water? It doesn’t have to be there for long to die. Even superworms cannot chew through the stomach for the same drowning and digesting reasons as the mealworm.

And no, superworms are not the same as mealworms. They are completely different species.
Mealworm: tenebrio molitor
Superworm: zophobas morio

Another thing, there is no such thing as adult mealworms or superworms. These worms are the larva stage of the adult beetles.

The only problem with mealworms is that they have little nutrients and are more chitinous than nutritious so they can cause impactions.

Yes, and what animal is it that died? There are so many problems that could have caused your animal’s death. I am sorry about your loss, but I have trouble believing a mealworm would have caused it.



12/24/06  03:42pm

 #1105955


LeapingLeo123
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  Message To: DragonPaw   In reference to Message Id: 1105793


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

yeah if you had it on bark then that would do it because it can rip its stomach inside out



12/24/06  05:58pm

 #1106089


Finners
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  Message To: DragonPaw   In reference to Message Id: 1105793


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

Agreed with DragonPaw....mealworms chewing through stomachs are a myth. They need oxygen to survive, and there is not oxygen in the stomach.



12/24/06  08:07pm

 #1106133


LeapingLeo123
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  Message To: Finners   In reference to Message Id: 1106089


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

well maybe a little to live for a few seconds so yeah it was not mealies



12/24/06  08:54pm

 #1108038


DragonTamer
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  Message To: LeapingLeo123   In reference to Message Id: 1106133


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

Your right, meal worms are ok for some reptiles, actually alot of them. That would have to be a myth to to a mysterious force called, "facts".



12/27/06  01:21am

 #1115003


Atlfrog
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  Message To: Animal-lover   In reference to Message Id: 1092989


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

Mealworms chewing through stomaches and body parts is quite a myth. Now anything in our world is possible, but mealworms when entered into a reptiles or animals stomache dies from teh acids that are present within the stomache. I have nver in all the years that I have been selling mealworms, feeding mealworms, etc. have had a problem. The worm that you may be talking about could possibly be a maget of some sort, but usually that happens when the animal has died for awhile and flies have gotten to it.



01/01/07  04:56pm

 #1172099


CrazyTaco-
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  Message To: Atlfrog   In reference to Message Id: 1115003


 Ok...

Not to sound rude, but it’s probably your fault for your animals death.

If it was a meal worm that ate your animal (which I doubt), it was probably an animal that was a vegetarian.



02/13/07  05:39pm

 #1174333


Rose lover
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  Message To: CrazyTaco-   In reference to Message Id: 1172099


 Ok...

i bought mealworms for my tarantula but she wouldn’t eat them, i then found out my rats looooooooove them.



02/15/07  12:13pm

 #1175998


Acken
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  Message To: Rose lover   In reference to Message Id: 1174333


 Ok...

If a mealworm was able to kill your reptile, that means that your pet was severly unhealthy and malnorished, same goes with getting impacted because of thier hard shell, mealworms don’tkill reptiles, bad conditions do.



02/16/07  08:15pm

 #1178825


Emeraldman
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  Message To: Acken   In reference to Message Id: 1175998


 I think we’re all agreed here.

I have never, in any way, shape, or form, heard about a mealworm eating a lizard lol. But I think I may know how you seem to have assumed this!

Unless you witnessed the happenings described above, I believe you may have just suspected the worst when the real timeline had actually been flipped in your mind. You thought the mealworm had been eaten, and ate through the lining of the stomach, exiting and killing your lizard. I believe your amimal died ( I have no idea what caused that, therefore I will not blame you on killing it ) and a stray mealworm entered the animal’s side and stomach, probably looking for more food. Unless you saw otherwise, I assume this is the correct timeline, and is much more believeable at least...



02/18/07  09:38pm

 #1178851


Emeraldman
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  Message To: Acken   In reference to Message Id: 1175998


 I think we’re all agreed here.

I have never, in any way, shape, or form, heard about a mealworm eating a lizard lol. But I think I may know how you seem to have assumed this!

Unless you witnessed the happenings described above, I believe you may have just suspected the worst when the real timeline had actually been flipped in your mind. You thought the mealworm had been eaten, and ate through the lining of the stomach, exiting and killing your lizard. I believe your amimal died ( I have no idea what caused that, therefore I will not blame you on killing it ) and a stray mealworm entered the animal’s side and stomach, probably looking for more food. Unless you saw otherwise, I assume this is the correct timeline, and is much more believeable at least...



02/18/07  09:48pm

 #1279617


Iluvmyneol
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  Message To: Emeraldman   In reference to Message Id: 1178851


 I think we’re all agreed here.

i know this is random but i a meal worm bit my frog and he spit it out and was petrified of it. If i crush the head of the mealworm will it still move so my frog can eat it. He won’t eat anything dead.



05/12/07  11:37pm

 #1281904


Santaaa
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  Message To: Iluvmyneol   In reference to Message Id: 1279617


 I think we’re all agreed here.

I have actually read about meal worms eating the inside of animals out. I lost the place I read it sorry. It was suggested to cut their heads off before feeding them to your pets. Myth or not I prefer to feed crickets and stay away from those meal worms as well I don’t want to risk it.



05/15/07  12:15am

 #1283142


Ameivaboy
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  Message To: Santaaa   In reference to Message Id: 1281904


 I think we’re all agreed here.

mealworms will eat into a dead animal not out of a live one, dont beleive me? take a f/t pinkie and throw it in a container with mealwroms and watch the result



05/16/07  08:33am

 #1296922


Emozoe666
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  Message To: LeapingLeo123   In reference to Message Id: 1100483


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

sry im new to this and dont know how to reply but they can be dangorous i got a bearded dragon and now im going to start cutting the heads of the mealworms and im thinkin about breeding mealworms and selling them is this a good idea e-mail me please



05/28/07  07:05pm

 #1312124


Ninjaninja
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  Message To: Emozoe666   In reference to Message Id: 1296922


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

ok look mealworms bite the
inside of the preditors moths
for defence. and cant posibly
live trow a crushing stomach
i was dared to eat one a
cople days ago =/ pritty
tastei thow



06/09/07  10:39pm

 #1313882


Anguisfan
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  Message To: Ninjaninja   In reference to Message Id: 1312124


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

After aking many questions,and reading about mealworms in MANY forums about that,it’s a 100/100 myth!When a mealworm enters a stomach(of a reptile),it dies almosty instantly from all the fluids in the stomach.A mealie could eat through a VERY THIN,DIYNG OR DEAD AND SEVEREUSLY DEHYDRATED ANIMAL!!!
Another option is that the liz gobbled it up,then died from a reaso I don’t know,and then the mealie went out,but I say again,it should have been kewpt in a very bad codition.
So,don’t blame otrhers!
Are you sure you didn’t make it up in your mind?????



06/11/07  11:25am

 #1321792


Ryansturtle
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  Message To: Emeraldman   In reference to Message Id: 1178851


 I think we’re all agreed here.

...... there is no way that a mealie could have done this. It’s pure myth. I agree with everyone here except for you. Unless you saw this happen, your pet probably died and the skin rotted making it easy for a mealie to come inside that was just looking for extra food. and plus a mealie needs oxygen and the stomach has none. and it couldn’t have survived the stomach acids for more than a few seconds.



06/17/07  02:08pm

 #1323930


Caton420
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  Message To: Ryansturtle   In reference to Message Id: 1321792


 I think we’re all agreed here.

just wanna point out i pick up mealys everyday with my fingers.... now superworms bite... and hard
as far as breeding mealworms, id go with supers, more nuts and EASIER!!!



06/18/07  09:39pm

 #1324721


ReptilesrockRBNY
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  Message To: Caton420   In reference to Message Id: 1323930


 I think we’re all agreed here.

well i was at petco one day where i decided to get another crestie and my mom was with me and she wanted to make sure i had everything because it was my youngest one ever and there were dead mealies in a bowl and she wanted to know 1. Why they werent Alive...and 2. she hates any wormy, legless thing and if we HAD to feed them. She asked the Petco guy and he said they werent alive because if they were swallowed by such young cresteds, they would live inside their stomach and come out as beetles. I thought it was a load of BS but w/e. and no we didnt have to feed them to me crestie.



06/19/07  01:41pm

 #1333011


Salazar07
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  Message To: ReptilesrockRBNY   In reference to Message Id: 1324721


 I think we’re all agreed here.

LIER



06/25/07  07:52am

 #1336702


Superwormbreeder
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  Message To: Animal-lover   In reference to Message Id: 1092989


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

Meal worms are not dangerous! I have a lizard that is 19 years old and he loves Meal worms, he even eats them alive. Maybe something was already wrong with your reptile like it was malnourished so then when it was near the meal worm it had a bacterial attack causing the meal worm to be attracted to your pet. I am then supposing that the meal worm wasn’t being fed properly and so got to your pet and feasted on your reptile, which made it seem that the case was that the meal worm bit through your pet when it was really your pet decomposing which made it get a hole from where the skin used to be. Last off, Meal worms are harmless if you feel they aren’t then next time prove it before telling people things that are not true!



06/27/07  06:51pm

 #1347590


Bearded_dragon_0
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  Message To: Animal-lover   In reference to Message Id: 1092989


 MEALWORM’S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET’S)

no way stomach acid



07/06/07  01:54am

 #2128143


Tokay gecko
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  Message To: Bearded_dragon_0   In reference to Message Id: 1347590


 MEALWORM�S ARE DANGOROUS(READ IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET�S)

can u feed mealies or supers to bearded dragon i have done this for almost a year now but u liz died from antibonics disease wat i made up it meens ur pet died from three things cut stomach sickness or worst of all dehydration



02/28/10  07:47pm


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