mystery insect, viable T food???

skadiwolf

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hi guys, i basically have these little buggers i got in with some crickets from a local pet store.

they basically resemble fluffy waxworms but slightly more flat.

does anyone know what the hell these are and if i can use them as food? :)
 

Spike

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Is there any way to call the petstore and find out what they are?
 

skadiwolf

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i have a feeling they got in there from the supplier and i'm sure (almost positive) that my loyal pet store people would have no clue. :)
 

luther

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Are these cricket grubs? Or do crickets come out of the egg fully formed? Excuse my ignorance.
 

MrDeranged

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They're dermestid beetle larvae and are edible by t's. Just make sure you don't put them in with a t about to molt. They just may start chowing down if they get the chance. They're used to clean dead flesh off of bones...

Scott
 

Lostkat

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Yup they're fine for T's. I have about 4 million of them in my cricket tubs and my little Avics absolutely LOVE them. My curly hair had 6 in his mouth in one go yesterday. Very useful for T food when you've ran out of crickets.
 

skadiwolf

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yup, that's them! rats! i just tossed out a whole bunch of the little critters. :(

oh well, you live, you learn...i'll keep that in mind though, very, very handy information.

thanks everyone!!! :D
 

Godzilla2000

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Originally posted by skadiwolf
yup, that's them! rats! i just tossed out a whole bunch of the little critters. :(

oh well, you live, you learn...i'll keep that in mind though, very, very handy information.

thanks everyone!!! :D
OH MY GOD! It's return of the Wrath of Khan Grub!
 

skadiwolf

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wow...think of all the animal neglect and abuse i could prevent... (drool)

nah, mind control never works...something always goes wrong. the victim proves too strong, too loyal...they spill their guts to Kirk...BAH!
 

Godzilla2000

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Originally posted by skadiwolf
wow...think of all the animal neglect and abuse i could prevent... (drool)

nah, mind control never works...something always goes wrong. the victim proves too strong, too loyal...they spill their guts to Kirk...BAH!
Well like I said in that other thread, if you find yourself very susceptible to suggestion no matter how incredibly outrageous it is, you have cause to worry.
 

Chris

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My experience so far has been... if it moves a T will eat it :)
 
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