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Are the risks worth it?


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Posted by Joel_Fish on May 08, 2003 at 10:36:53:

In Reply to: yard bugs posted by lele on May 07, 2003 at 23:35:01:

lele,

Thank you for that post! Those are my concerns exactly!

I think that I need to be convinced that this is a good idea and so far, I'm not.

The downsides are pesticides, parasites and toxicity. The upside is better nutrition from the variety of foods that the insect feeds on. The recommendation is to keep the insects for a week to clean their gut of bad stuff and you're also supposed to feed them yourself during this time. How is this any different than what we already do with our captive feeders? What about insects that have low levels of toxicity that won't kill your cham, but just make it feel bad?

I'd really like to hear some experienced people weigh in on this one.

thanks,
Joel Fish


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