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Feeder Insects

How to Care for Your Waxworms

Waxworms (Galleria mellonella) are a frequent enrichment food for reptiles and amphibians.  Due to their high fat content, they are not generally recommended as a staple food (Dubia Roaches, on the other hand, are a great staple food for reptiles [insert link...

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How to Care for Your Mealworms

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) are a frequent staple food for reptiles and amphibians (Dubia Roaches are a great alternative staple). They are the larval form of the darkling beetle (not to be confused with the superworm darkling beetle).  In order to provide...

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How to Care for Your Superworms

Superworms (Zophobas morio) are a frequent staple food for reptiles and amphibians (Dubia Roaches are a great alternative staple).  They are the larval form of a large darkling beetle, not to be confused with the mealworm darkling beetle. In order to...

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How to Care for Your Hornworms

Description Hornworms are a frequent staple or enrichment (treat) food for reptiles and amphibians (Dubia Roaches are a great alternative staple). They are the larval form of moth of the genus Manduca. Most hornworms sold today are either Manduca quinquemaculata commonly...

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How to Care for Your Dubia Roaches

Housing Dubia roaches need housing in containers with smooth sides, so they aren't able to climb out of their enclosure. Although they are not known to climb, they will be able to use rough-surfaced walls as toe holds and may reach...

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How to Care for Your Crickets

Crickets (genera Gryllus and Acheta, with multiple species of each) are a frequent staple food for reptiles and amphibians (Dubia Roaches are a great alternative staple).  They are primarily nocturnal insects with an approximate 9-week life cycle.   To survive long enough to fulfill...

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