Worm

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Re: Worm

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:22 am

GotButterflies wrote:
JoeHermits wrote:If it’s meat, it’s good to eat.

Not sure about how to serve one, though. It won’t dig if it’s left in a food dish, and hermit crabs are perfectly capable of killing their own prey.

I’m just not sure about serving live animals, since larger ones such as earthworms may not die very quickly.


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Mealworms and worms can get out of a dish if it's not deep enough. If freeze dried are available, why make something suffer? That doesn't make any sense to me.

Edit: You also don't want any live worms or mealworms in your crabitats.

I totally agree. I hate going to Petco and seeing live mealworms in the lizard’s food bowl
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Re: Worm

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:25 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:
JoeHermits wrote:If it’s meat, it’s good to eat.

Not sure about how to serve one, though. It won’t dig if it’s left in a food dish, and hermit crabs are perfectly capable of killing their own prey.

I’m just not sure about serving live animals, since larger ones such as earthworms may not die very quickly.


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Mealworms and worms can get out of a dish if it's not deep enough. If freeze dried are available, why make something suffer? That doesn't make any sense to me.

Edit: You also don't want any live worms or mealworms in your crabitats.

I totally agree. I hate going to Petco and seeing live mealworms in the lizard’s food bowl
Keep in mind, though, some reptiles won’t eat insects if they’re not moving. Hence live feeders are a thing.

Luckily for us, hermit crabs don’t seem to care.


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Re: Worm

Post by wodesorel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:44 pm

It's not just in getting a reptile to eat, it's the level of nutrition that is found in live, along with the hydration levels. Live always tops dry, and attempting to feed dry usually leads to major health issues in reptiles. There are also no humane laws regarding insects, those freeze dried likely suffered way more than the quick dispatching another animal provides when it just wants to eat.

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Re: Worm

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:44 pm

He hasn't eaten any yet I think he is broken lol hope not

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