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Old 05-03-2013, 12:20 AM
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so iv been getting my locust from my pet shop recently I haven't been able to get hold of them as they always seem to be out of stock :S not only do I want locust I would like something to fatten my bearded dragon up as she need to put on weight but they don't seem to sell anything, iv tried a few shops but fail in finding what im after so debating going to an online site were they deliver and I can get what im after any one now of any good place's I can try iv never done this order food online and im desperate to find a great place that stock what im after for my bearded dragon.
Also anyone have any easy ways to coat my medium sized locust in the calcium powder? its so tricky so after a few way/idea's on how other people go about doing this
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:32 AM
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so iv been getting my locust from my pet shop recently I haven't been able to get hold of them as they always seem to be out of stock :S not only do I want locust I would like something to fatten my bearded dragon up as she need to put on weight but they don't seem to sell anything, iv tried a few shops but fail in finding what im after so debating going to an online site were they deliver and I can get what im after any one now of any good place's I can try iv never done this order food online and im desperate to find a great place that stock what im after for my bearded dragon.
Also anyone have any easy ways to coat my medium sized locust in the calcium powder? its so tricky so after a few way/idea's on how other people go about doing this
thank you
hi i use either livefoods direct or livefoods for good and never had any problems with either
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:34 AM
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Swell reptiles, Northampton reptile centre, ricks livefood. There's loads of top quality suppliers online
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Yep, Livefoods direct, cheapest place I know. Erm... you could either open the locust tub a bit and drop a pinch of powder in then shake the tub; or you could put the locusts in a tank with a mesh lid and sprinkle powder through; or you could catch each individual locust and sprinkle powder on whilst holding it; or you could dust the locusts' food.
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thank you for all your advice its brilliant going to go with live food direct this time see how they are but if im not keen I have lots of other places to try so very happy thank you, also can my baby bearded dragon 4 months old, need to gain a bit of weight as I feel she's a bit on the thin side so looking to feed her soething that will fatten her up a bit as shes to thin and shes quite small maybe shes smaller then 4 months but she was apparently born November so not to sure, would she be ok with wax worms?....should I just give her meal worms and locust?
yea im going to try and get them while there still in the box or open a corner into the calcium powder and they can just fall onto it when they get out the box as I don't like handling them lol.
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There are often shortages of supply with locust for many reasons, failure of crop is usual.

Its a great idea to have some back up sources like an online retailer as different retailers use different farms.

I have just uploaded a feeding guide to the D3 cycle pade of our website. It will show you what are the best food sources and the ones to miss out. anyway its FREE so have a look The D3 Cycle : Arcadia Reptile

any questions let me know

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Ive used most the online shops mentioned myself and cant fault them. You could also look into breeding your own dubia roach colony......easy as anything to breed/cant climb smooth surfaces...so no escapees, cheap to feed and maintain/great food source and nice chunky nutricious bugs. Plenty of info on this forum of how to set up and keep them in feeder and lizard sections. Take a fair few months to get going but once started.....you have a steady food source and will save yourself lots of money in the long run. I feed mine to spiders/my crestie and leopard geckos and am so glad I decided to breed my own as they're no trouble and dont smell
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Try feeding mealworms and then morios as it gets s bit bigger. Above all, offer a variety as beardies can get fussy.
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There are often shortages of supply with locust for many reasons, failure of crop is usual.

Its a great idea to have some back up sources like an online retailer as different retailers use different farms.

I have just uploaded a feeding guide to the D3 cycle pade of our website. It will show you what are the best food sources and the ones to miss out. anyway its FREE so have a look The D3 Cycle : Arcadia Reptile

any questions let me know

John

I personally found this extremely helpful thank you
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