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 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

Hi

I have had a few probs with getting my WD to eat. It is very rare that I have seen him eat (Although I have done) and I am just assuming that he is eating what I leave in his tank.

I gave him a house spider, just as an experiment, he ate that straight away !

then again, a few days later, I noticed that one of my mealworms had changed into its beetle form. Again, as an experiment, I put that in front of the WD while he was sat on the sofa - as soon as he saw it, he snapped it up !! Seemed to love it !

I’m only assuming that the beetles are ok for him to eat and was wondering why he wont do that with the mealworms or crickets I put in front of him ???

Could it be that he just doesnt really like the crickets or mealworms ??

Thanks

Darren


01/25/04  3:36pm
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 #29088


Claire
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  Message To: Dazbo   In reference to Message Id: 28952


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

How large is your water dragon? Hard shells are never good for little ones.


01/25/04  9:20pm
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 #29179


TwilightDreamer1979
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  Message To: Dazbo   In reference to Message Id: 28952


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

There are sometimeS little tinY beetles in the the crickets and locusts I buy for killer - he loves them .. MMM crunchy! lol

I don’t see the harm in them eating what they want as long as it’s in moderation and as long as they get a varied diet.

TD.x.


01/26/04  7:17am
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 #29207


Dazbo
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  Message To: TwilightDreamer1979   In reference to Message Id: 29179


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

thanks

My dragon is approx 40cm (15.5") long nose to tail - I dont know how old this means he is but if you do please let me know !

I am going to try and breed these mealworms and if I get beetles then I guess it’s just increasing his variety !!

Thanks

Darren


01/26/04  10:51am
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 #29480


Sanzo
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  Message To: Dazbo   In reference to Message Id: 29207


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

I’m trying to get my WD to hunt for his own instead of me hand feeding him, so I put a little eating bowl (for small criters) in there and filled it up with mealworms so she could hunt them. She does not seem to be diging them out so I guess they might turn into beetles? I have them in the stuff they came in (got them at petsmart). If you know how I can get her to eat them out of there by digging, please let me know.
thanks


01/26/04  9:00pm
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 #31248


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  Message To: Sanzo   In reference to Message Id: 29480


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

I remember when I first got Abe, and he didn’t eat any crickets, I was really worried. I then tried him with a worm...........and he ate it straight away. The next thing was a spider...........he ate thet too!!! Then I tried him with crickets, I wasn’t very confident that he would eat them.............But. It was a miraculous moment, I threw in the cricket, it became face to face with its death.........Abe. "SNAP!!" Abe quickly swallowed the cricket before it could say "oh my god, I’m gonna die, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" (Sorry about the story-like post, I was feeling very artistic!!!)


02/02/04  1:52pm
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 #32023


Evanoake
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  Message To: Abe   In reference to Message Id: 31248


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

my water dragon has darknes beetles but i dunno if he eats them he might but there always seems to be the same number of them i think they arent bad for your wd because they are just adult mealies


02/04/04  2:32pm
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 #32743


Abe
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  Message To: Evanoake   In reference to Message Id: 32023


 WD eating darkness beetles?? - from mealworms !

yeah, but you never know!!!!1


02/06/04  3:40pm
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