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Posted by Slaytonp on May 07, 2003 at 21:59:56:
In Reply to: How'd U get the kids to eat their posted by Slaytonp on May 07, 2003 at 20:04:20:
::No one else has come up with an answer so far, and I don't have one either about adult frogs, because they are stimulated by the movement of their prey and recognition from this. (See the claim that someone's tincs are relishing dead Petco reptile flies--a first, so perhaps it's not impossible, just improbable.) I think the chopped blood worms are meant to be for tadpole supplement, not adult frogs. Perhaps some advanced hobbyists have used them for "force-feeding" new frogs that are reluctant about eating-- I remember reading something on this awhile back. But why not stick with fruit flies, springtails, pinhead crickets, meadow plankton and the various live worms and larvae they will take and which have been discussed ad nauseum throughout this forum? When dusted with vitamins, they do perfectly well on fruit flies alone, although a variety is better, even if it's only to satisfy our own taste for variety, not necessarily the frogs'. A lot of our opinions are more subjective than objective controlled experiments, but subjective still counts, and often works better.
:I misread- you are using "live" blood worms. If they don't like them, the same thing as above applies. Feed them what they like to eat, don't bother with what they don't like. If I were a captive critter and I were offered only beets and liver, I'd probably starve to death before I ate them, even though both would be considered good nourishment for me, or at least that's what my parents told me when I was their captive critter. They finally gave up on beets and liver. My dad hated liver and my mom hated beets, but they served them anyway? What was the point?