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  1. Lizards
    OK so I've got a batch of flightless flies (Musca spp) for a tarantula. Would these be ok to also feed to a crested gecko as a bit of variety to his normal Pangea mix? He's had woodlice, roaches and tiny crickets before and seems to enjoy the variety.
  2. Feeder
    Does anyone know of anyone that sells flies? I need the winged, flying variety for my spiders. And, please, no suggestions of leaving something rotten outside for them to breed on :whistling2: ........ far too messy for me. Any ideas? James
  3. Habitat
    Hi i recently acquired two new female crested geckos that refuse to use a lay box and just use the general substrate, which keeps getting invested with sciarid flies (i think) no matter what i do. I have cleaned out and washed everything in boiling water in all my tanks but they just come back...
  4. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi, guys. So I've determined that I have something of a fungus gnat infestation in my GALS tank. I've read that they're not too much a problem in terms of the snails' health, but they're doing my head in and I'd like them gone, basically. Does anybody know of an effective way to deal with...
  5. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi, guys. Recently, I've been getting quite a few tiny flies hanging around my GALS tank. I was under the impression that they're fruit flies, so I set up a few traps with cider vinegar, but I haven't found a single dead fly in any of the traps. My snails (achatina fulica) are on Eco-Earth and...
  6. Lizards
    please help....not sure if I am over reacting but tonight when I went to mist Larry I notice several small black flies!!!! There has been no 'live' food in set up and the only live stuff I have in is moss..... Is it anything to worry about? do I need to do a complete deep clean? :blush:
  7. Newbie Advice
    so i ordered some fruit flies for my slings. when i got them i put them in my cupboard with all my other feeders. they're in a tub with mesh over the top and cut out lid to keep it on and there isnt any flies yet just the maggots and a few pupea. went back to look an hour later and the maggots...
  8. Lizards
    I need some bluebottles for my fence lizard and I want to know where you can buy them from? Thanks, Connor :)
  9. Feeder
    Hiya, I brought some calci worms for my bearded dragon and it says not to release them as they are not native to the uk. However some are getting to the stage of turning into flies inside the pot. What do I do with them? Can I let the flies go outside? Thanks x
  10. Lizards
    Any ideas guys..for a few weeks now ive spotted the odd tiny fly in my beardies viv.i initially put this Dow to the odd stray midge thats got in during the recent hot weather. His viv is spot cleaned daily,all bowls logs etc scrubbed weekly and fully blitzed monthly. He has dubia,hoppers,calci...
  11. Food Classifieds
    I'm after a small number of wingless fruit flies. I don't need many, just enough to last some small spiderlings about a month until they hit the next molt. I've got bean weevils but not all of the spiderlings seem keen and dead crickets aren't working with the arboreals I've got. Thanks.
  12. Equipment & Supplies
    In an attempt to put some more vivs together without emptying my bank account (again!) i am converting two exo terra vivs to be dart frog vivs. I have successfully replaced the top with glass and fly proof mesh so that i can get the circulation AND the humidity that i want. What do other...
  13. Amphibians
    Has anybody else noticed a really poor service from some live food companies with micro crickets and fruit flies? I know I can't name companies but used 3 different companies recently with very poor service. 1 sent 3 consecutive orders that had old fruit fly cultures, nowhere near enough...
  14. Lizard Care Sheets
    what are the small flies in my viv
  15. Newbie Advice
    Hi, I bought some maggots, with the view of feeding flies to my forth coming spiders. Keeping most in the fridge, I placed a handful in a tub at room temp, they turned to casters but dont seem to be turning into flies. (nearly 3weeks as casters) Any idea what im doing wrong, I would like to...
  16. Spiders and Inverts
    i decided to get some fruit flies for my new sling g. rosea any way one major question how the hell do i get one out of the tub without them all coming out?
  17. Food Classifieds
    Does your Chameleon,Reptiles and amphibians fancy a change to crickets and locus??(these are not suitable as a staple and are used to be in conjunction with other insects) READY for shipping Tuesday Blue bottle casters approx 250 per bag. £3.50 each or 2 for £6 + FREE delivery!!! Message...
  18. Spiders and Inverts
    After being plagued for months by drain flies and mould mites, I looked in my P. cambridgei enclosure today and there are loads of eggs and pupa from I can only assume drain flies!!! I hate them so much and also there is a few big bulbous looking mites so I can only imagine they are bad ones? I...
  19. Lizards
    Hello! Two posts in one day, ew, sorry. :P Well, my home is currently swarming with houseflies. It happens every year at around this time. But they've also taken over the cricket keeper, and the giant rubbermaid I got to keep my surplus crickets. And now the crickets are dying by the pile. :/...
  20. Habitat
    I've been noticing these little flies in my crb vivs, which im putting down to the humidity, so my question is anyone know what they are, and how i can get rid of them? they look like nats? There starting to bug me now, lol
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