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Old 03-29-2019, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: southern Il. USA
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The thing to remember is that the percent of protein is only part of the equation. A small insect with a high protein percent may not contain as much total protein as a large insect with a lower percent of protein. That is why when we calculate livestock feed rations we use total digestable nutrients instead of just protein contents. These little guys are designed to eat a lot of different things of which insects are a good thing to include as they are consumed in the wild as are any thing else tasty that they come across. In all reality a broad mixed diet is as good for them as for us. As for our little one she gets 2 mealies ,baked chicken at bonding time and free choice dry cat kibble in her pen ,and we moniter her weight and exercise .
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