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Posted by iwana on April 23, 2003 at 09:18:46:
In Reply to: We've been feeding posted by shannons on April 23, 2003 at 08:16:00:
Just wondering how you offer the roaches to your critters. Do you merely put the roaches in their enclosure? In the case of our chameleon, the roaches would easily be able to escape, so we've been putting them in a glass bowl and putting a rim of vaseline so the roaches can't get out. Because of this extra hassle, the roaches have not become a regular part of his diet. :-)
Also, how do you catch the nimphs? So far, I've only been feeding roaches whenever I clean out their enclosure. I then take the opportunity to have the feed bowl ready and dump in the occasional nymph in the bowl. I would like to be able to offer them more often, tho, but haven't come up with a solution yet. I really don't see myself emptying their enclosure and chasing the nymphs each time I wanna feed them to the chameleon. :-)
Any tricks, ideas, suggestions, etc. would be appreciated! :-)
:roaches for at least 8 months. Any insect, or mammal for that matter, that can digest fiber has some amount of bacteria in their digestive system. This can actually benefit reptiles in that the bacteria are also a valuable source of protein in the diet. I would imagine, as you said, that mealworms and crix must both have some bacterial flora in order to digest the fiber they consume...