just wondering if any1 as tried there,collections on pheonix worms?
i have 2x beardies the male 12 months old loves them,my baby girl dont seem that bothered!!try them,visit pheonixworms.co.uk....
maybe you can explain exactly what these are,on the website it doesnt show any pics,i thought about trying them for my leo but he only eats waxies he wont touch mealies so i need a fat kind of worm and from what i can gather they are mealworm like :?
apparantly they are the larvae of the black soldier fly?
from the pics they look like the hairy caterpillars you sometimes get in with crickets? never used them personally the hairs put me off!
but they are meant to be high in calcium.
what do you reckon for leos? any good?,he really hates meal worms with a vengence,think its cos he was fed only mealies in the 1st 3yrs of his life ive even put a waxie down and hes woofed it then another then a mealie,he grabs it then releases it,then looks at me as if to say if youre so keen on em you bloody eat it :lol:
leos can get really funny and only want one prey type usually waxworms..they get addicted! my female does the same if i give her a locust and then try and fool her into eating a cricket...she goes for it then spits it out!!
you could give them ago no reason why you shouldn't variety is most definately the spice of life!
yeah thats what i think,he currently has brown crix(made big mistake tho didnt get silents :x )like living if a forest each evening! and hoppers waxies and mealies but will not eat the mealies,im trying really hard to get butter and silk worms too,but think ill give the phoenix a go then
just a word of warning with the old waxworms...they have really sticky feet being a caterpillar and they have a horrible habit of sticking themselves to the jaws of leos! nothing serious but it freaks the leo out a bit!!! my female now runs a mile if she sees one!! think she scared herself when the last one stuck to her! :lol: bless...
they are a great food source though..for a treat that is...my chams love them...
im planning on changing my food source to phoenix worms from crickets in the not to distant future as they have very simular if not better nutritional value compared to crickets. Also, the ease of handling and having no more or fewer roaming crickets gives it a huge bonus.
agree and agree,if something is as good nutrition wise and its not as creepy im all for it hate crix,specially noisy 1s,oh and free roaming 1s,know what you mean bout sticky waxies lol funny old things abit too tasty to put eddie off!
I've tried them this week with my mourning and sand geckos. My mourning geckos love them to bits (will be getting them the extra small next time) but then again there isn't much that I've tried that they haven't liked :lol: . My sand geckos though aren't keen on them at all. Two of them have eaten them, though not particularly eagerly and the other won't touch them at all. I've tried mixing them with waxworms to see if that will help but that isn't working. May try a cricket scent on them - but as they have a habit of licking them first that might not work either!
I'm going to try breeding waxworms so I can harvest of the smallest ones for my mourning geckos. Because they are laying eggs pretty much constantly its taking a lot out of their fat reserves. Ordered some waxies but all of them were too large, hence the plans on breeding my own :lol: I figure I can send the extra ones to the nature reserve where I volunteer and put them out on their bird feeders :lol:
i know of a bloke on ebay who can get phoenix worms and waxies,he suggested i try the phoenix but couldnt tell me what they were like but ill try,where does anyone get their silkworms from?everyones out of stock,but i reeeeaaaallllyyyyy want butterworms
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