- Aug 16, 2002
Hi all, anyone using silkworms as feeders? my son got around a hundred mature moths last fall from his teachers at school, I let the moths breed and lay eggs. I fed the moths out to my lizards after they had all finished breeding. I put the eggs in the garage over the winter and a week or two ago I noticed tiny black things in the cup........my first thought was that ants had gotten into the silkworm eggs as the hatchling worms are the same size as a small ant. I finally found a mulberry tree and threw a few leaves in with the tiny worms. there are probably two or three hundred baby worms in there! I am going to try and get a feeder colony going of these, anything so I won't have to buy so many nasty crickets!