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 The mealworms from the store...

okay I’ve never bought them before but i will soon once i get a leopard gecko.

So when you buy them in big groups, the ones that are refrigerated, do you have to feed them while they’re in the refrigerater? Or is there already food in there?



10/25/08  06:28pm

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  Message To: Sitting_duck   In reference to Message Id: 1887563


 The mealworms from the store...

oh yes, and can mealworms be a staple diet for leopard geckos? And how do you put calcium dust on them?



10/25/08  06:30pm

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 The mealworms from the store...

No, you don’t have to feed when you put them in the fridge. But yes, there is already food in there, which they won’t really eat. (They usually sell them with bran bedding)

Yes, they can be staples, but throw in a variety of things once in a while just to make em happy. :)

You can put a pinch of calcium dust in the bowl with them and lightly swirl it around to get them coated a little. Try not to overcoat as that can cause them to suffocate and die faster. I try to barely get some on them, and when my Leos go to eat, they end up licking some off the bowl anyway.



10/29/08  03:45pm

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  Message To: Slove1106   In reference to Message Id: 1889825


 The mealworms from the store...

Thanks for the response, been waiting a while =-).

If they won’t "really eat" the food already in there, should I throw in a carrot or something?



10/29/08  05:56pm

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  Message To: Sitting_duck   In reference to Message Id: 1889897


 The mealworms from the store...

You’re welcome... :)

It’s not that they won’t eat it because they don’t like it, it’s because in the fridge they’re sort of in a hibernation stage. They’ll barely move. The temp slows down their system and they won’t eat... So putting any food in there won’t make a difference, it won’t get eaten. Just have a separate cup out and take a few out everyday to gutload before feeding. Make sure to gutload a day or so before feeding because in the fridge, they won’t eat... so they lose nutrients.



10/29/08  07:06pm

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  Message To: Slove1106   In reference to Message Id: 1889952


 The mealworms from the store...

okay thanks =-)


I went out today and bought a heat pad, instead of using the very bright light i was currently using.

I’m just going to use on light at all and use the heat pad.



10/29/08  07:30pm

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  Message To: Sitting_duck   In reference to Message Id: 1889982


 The mealworms from the store...

I have been raising mealies for over 2 years now. I keep them in a 10 gal tank, in oatmeal, or bran meal.
I offer them a continuous supply of greens, finely chopped fruits and water gels.
I also powder the foods and the mealies just before feeding to the leos.
Hope this helps.
Janie.



01/01/09  12:44pm


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