Silkworms

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Arachnoknight
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Say,can anyone tell me about silkworms raising?
 

galeogirl

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I was thinking about buying some, has anyone tried them as feeders?
 

Gillian

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Paige,
I used to feed them, to my last Leo Gecko. Very soft and squishy. You'll need to get chopsticks or, wear gloves. I was always told the oil from our hands will kill them. They are VERY high in fat.
Peace,
Gillian
 

galeogirl

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Sounds like they'd be good for conditioning females for breeding, or at least convincing them not to chow down on the males.
 

Gillian

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Paige,
I'd hope so. That way, the poor male could see some mileage.
Ten advantages Silkworms have over crickets and mealworms:


1. More nutritious
2. More appetizing – they look and taste better to most animals.
3. Fewer hassles – cannot jump or escape.
4. Slow moving – easier for your animal to catch.
5. Soft bodied – easier to swallow and digest.
6. Cannot bite or harm your animals (no sharp jaws or legs).
7. Helps to stimulate feeding in fussy eaters.
8. No smell or annoying noises.
9. Requires no special containers.
10. Size – mature silkworms are up to 10 times the size of a cricket. Feed less insects - not less food!

Peace,
Gillian
(the above was copied from the website)
 

Nikos

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Originally posted by Gillian

1. More nutritious
2. More appetizing – they look and taste better to most animals.
3. Fewer hassles – cannot jump or escape.
4. Slow moving – easier for your animal to catch.
5. Soft bodied – easier to swallow and digest.
6. Cannot bite or harm your animals (no sharp jaws or legs).
7. Helps to stimulate feeding in fussy eaters.
8. No smell or annoying noises.
9. Requires no special containers.
10. Size – mature silkworms are up to 10 times the size of a cricket. Feed less insects - not less food!

Peace,
Gillian
(the above was copied from the website)
come'on the guy is selling stuff and surely he wants to promote it...
I would do the same! (assume you too).

RESUME: don't take this things as a rule of thumb.
 
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