feeding maggots to ( t ) do you

phil jones

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[hi does any one feed maggots to their ( t ) i do not and i am not about to its just that some books say do and you can feed the house fly to but is it worth all that trouble for the nutrition of them :? :confused: /B]-- phil :) ;)
 

mr_jacob7

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i just have to say taht maggots are really kewl. my science teacher found a dead bird outside her classroom, and it was covered in maggots. we looked at the maggots in a microscope. they were really neat. anyways, i'm sure it would be fine for the t. i heard that maggots give off a lot of nutrition on a show. (man vs wild). I'd probably never eat a maggot, but I'm sure it's fine. :)
 

Nitibus

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I would worry about external viruses or parasites. Farm raised crickets and such I would think would be less likely to introduce foreign invaders
 

PinkLady

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Ewwwwww maggots. I wouldn't be able to...they freak me out.
 

pinkzebra

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I feed captive raised maggots to my Ts on occasion. They are kinda small for the bigger Ts, but they are great for the slings that are not super tiny. They don't fight back so I don't worry about slings getting hurt. They are too big for the tiny slings but you could cut them up.
 

ErikH

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How do you captive raise maggots? Isn't there a bad odor involved with the food source?
 

pinkzebra

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I purchase them, so I don't know how they start them out. But they come in a little tub with some kind of substrate, bran maybe?, just like mealworms. They last for a long time at room temperature. There are many kinds of flies, I don't know which ones these are the larvae of. They have a slight odor to them but you don't smell it unless you stick your nose in the container.
 

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Its pretty common over her to feed maggots to smaller T's, aqquired from fishing shops they present no problems. Small squat maggots are good for slings and regular maggots for large slings or juveniles. The good thing about them is you can store them in the fridge fro a very long time.
 

Mina

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I've never seem them available so I couldn't say. If I need to feed something that small I go buy extra small phoenix worms.
 

phil jones

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thanks everyone and i think flies will be ok for arboreals as i think the wax moths would be ;) :) guess size will come in to it with the ( t ) ;) :) -- phil
 
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