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 #2316976


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 Earthworms

My new mhd seems to only be eating earthworms when I offer him one. I leave dubias, small super worms, and wax worms in a dish on ground level and a dish at basking level and he doesn’t seem to touch them. I don’t like to leave crickets that can hide behind the background unless I knew he would eat them. So my question is, are earthworms fine as a staple. I’ve read mixed things but can’t seem to find anything reliable as far as a source.



02/09/16  04:03pm

 #2316979


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2316976


 Earthworms

No not a good staple. Try tricking him, mix several feeders in a dish with less earthworms. Also try tong feeding, get an earthworm and roach together. He should be able to see the worm but mistakenly take both. Lastly just stop feeding earthworms he’ll come around and eat the other bugs when he gets hungry enough. Either of these methods worked when ever somebody decides to be picky with insects in my collection. Try flies,beetles,mealworms (occasionally),hornworms.



02/09/16  06:01pm

 #2317009


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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2316979


 Earthworms

Got him eating crickets now. Some dubias are missing so hopefully they were consumed and didn’t escape the dish. Haven’t seen any superworms missing but that’s ok because I wouldn’t want them to be a staple anyway.



02/12/16  06:45pm

 #2317049


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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2316976


 Earthworms

actually in my opinion and what I have read earth worms are very high in calcium and are a quality worm to give MHD! Also, you could start your own worm composting to use to feed and its easy and super cheap!! I always tell people to check out froggiebdragons website!! I have learned soo much from her, so much that my wild caught MHD laid eggs that we incubated for 228 days and the first hatchling arrived yesterday!!!!



02/17/16  09:56am

 #2317052


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  Message To: Luvmycritters   In reference to Message Id: 2317049


 Earthworms

http://www.gartersnake.info/articles/2006/feeding-earthworms-red-wigglers-vs-nightcrawlers.php



02/17/16  11:20am

 #2317053


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  Message To: Bmxking658   In reference to Message Id: 2317052


 Earthworms

Froggie b has the best website I’ve found for these guys. I’ve read it inside and out and the only thing I’ve read that I may question is feeding red wigglers. I know the article I posted above is about garder snakes but when I read toxic I run away. I think as far as earthworms just be careful where you get them. I’m gonna keep feeding them as long as I see no problems but I am a firm believer in variety in the diet.



02/17/16  11:27am


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