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Old 08-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My mom doesn't like insects in the fridge or the freezer >_<.
Is there a way I can buy dead insects that need no refrigeration? If so, which ones?


I tried feeding him blueberries... he doesn't like them
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not allowed to keep them in the fridge either.
Why don't you just put them in your room? They don't NEED to be put in the fridge.
I mean you can buy freeze dried crickets and such but I'm not sure if they're as nutritious.
I'm sure someone who is knows more about this will come along soon though. Good luck :P
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Live mealies and crickets don't need to be refrigerated. You can get dried mealies that don't need to be kept cold, you just can't feed too many because they are so dry and hard that they can cause blockages.



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Old 08-13-2011, 12:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My mom's scared of live mealworms cause she's scared they'll turn into roaches..
She's scared of crickets cause she thinks I might let it loose in the house

So freeze-dried is not bad, just not too many?
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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They turn into little beetle things and it takes weeks for that to happen.
Honestly get a little cup (with a cover and holes) and hide em in your room. They couldn't take up less space. You can keep them where you keep your hedgies stuff. No would even know they're there. They don't smell.
My mom is afraid of pinkies in our freezer. I have to hide them. lol
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd rather not hide them.. I guess I'll go with the freeze dried mealworms.
Thanks for the help!
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If it makes her feel any better it would be very hard for one to get loose unless it's dropped. The beetles they turn into don't fly or anything and just crawl so as long as you kept the cover on and didn't drop them they would be safe and never escape.
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Keeping the mealies out of the fridge is what will cause them to grow into beetles, not the other way around. Keeping them cool keeps them from growing. Maybe if you tell her that she'll be more apt to let you keep them in the fridge rather than trying to have them in your room?
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Maybe you can have a little section of the fridge to the side or something where she knows not to look? XD
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