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Best ways to grind up dog food...?

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Shelob, May 29, 2006.

  1. Shelob

    Shelob Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hello all, I am starting to get a little low on my dubia roach food, which I make myself, but since last time I made it I went through 2 coffee grinders, I was wondering if there is one better brand of coffee grinder than another. I may have just burned the motor out in each one by doing too much grinding at a time.

    My food consists of -

    Generic dog food
    Generic cat food
    Tropical fish flakes
    Some brown sugar

    Any ideas on how best to grind this stuff?
  2. Cheshire

    Cheshire Arachnoking Old Timer

    Have you tried a mechanical coffee grinder?
  3. GoTerps

    GoTerps Arachnoking Old Timer

    I use a blender.

  4. insect714

    insect714 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    :clap: Great advise Evil Cheshire those are the best $12 you could spend, I have used one for the last few years. So I too would have to say a coffee grinder would work well not to mention that you could just put all the ingredients in and have it ground and mixed at the same time.

    Jon Insect714
  5. Shelob

    Shelob Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for the tips, but on eBay I pretty much only saw electric or antique grinders...no modern mechanical ones...suggestions...?

    Thanks again!
  6. Cheshire

    Cheshire Arachnoking Old Timer

    Last edited: May 29, 2006
  7. I put all my ingredients in a plastic ziplock bag and hammer the crap out of it :D
  8. james

    james Arachnobaron Old Timer

    coffee bean grinder

    Just make sure not to buy food that is to large or it doesn't work as well. I also use fish food, small amount of cat food, oats, bran, bee pollen, baby cereal, and to many of darn things to list!!!!!
  9. Shelob

    Shelob Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Erg, guess I will have to do a bit more research here :confused:
  10. Digby Rigby

    Digby Rigby Arachnosquire Old Timer


    You want something that can grind all day long. You want something that can chew through anything and take a pounding without batting an eye like that cute little number at Starbucks. You want a restaurant/industrial grade grinder. Therefore go to a restaurant supply place or look for the manufacturer of the grinders in your locale starbucks. Wow I just realized I recycled the first two sentences from a different subject!:wicked: {D if you know what I mean!

    Digby Rigby

    Safe sex means no witnesses!
  11. Beardo

    Beardo Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I also use a blender with decent success.
  12. Israel2004

    Israel2004 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I use a old fashion meat grinder, bought at the local Amvets.
    Go to any local Amvets, Salvation army, or similar store and you'll find one.
    I swear everyone of those stores around me has at lest one sitting on the shelves for no more then 8 dollars.
  13. kitty_b

    kitty_b Arachnoprince

    i've been using a pair of plyers, just crushing dog food while i watch tv.

    time for me to upgrade, haha.
  14. NrthCstInverts

    NrthCstInverts Arachnoknight Old Timer

    that is too funny!!!!
  15. rag

    rag Arachnosquire

    i take two spoons and out one or two dogfood pieces in between them and crush them... ill try a ziplockbaggie and two bricks next time :wicked:
  16. Cheshire

    Cheshire Arachnoking Old Timer

    Shelob...you get the problem taken care of yet?
  17. Shelob

    Shelob Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hey not really, trying to stretch my food as far as I can lol
  18. jw73

    jw73 Arachnobaron

    I don't grind dog food for roaches and they eat it. I think they don't need grinding food.
  19. IguanaMama

    IguanaMama Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Being of a more genteel nature, I put all my ingredients in a plastic ziplock bag and with my hammer, gently tap tap tap.
    It, too, works. ;)

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