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Old 05-01-2019, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! So, as a standard, I pretty much always stick Christina’s insects in the refrigerator. I’ve thought about starting colonies but eh some of you already know I’m *lazy* from my collection of wheels LOL but I feel like buying them as needed is far more efficient for my life. Anywhooo i got off topic, I’ve actually never gut loaded any of her insects ~gasp ik~ until now with a batch of super worms I just got. I threw a few carrots in there and let them sit for about a day, then popped em in the fridge like normal. But, with these guys, when I pulled them out they were all limp and the cornmeal was soggy... I didn’t take the carrots out, so I guess my question is what made them soggy and limp? Mealies tend to stiffen in the fridge until they warm up so was it the carrot that made it all wackadoo? Or is my fridge too low/high? I’m more curious than anything... she’s SCARFING them down so I’m not worried but it was definitely not what I was expecting.

Also also, PSP surprisingly had a few batches of horn worms this go round. I know they’re high in calcium and low fat, but they also don’t have an exoskeleton which means no chitin which means lower fiber so what are yalls thoughts on them? Obvi they’re too big to feed live and while so I’m assuming you’d freeze and cut them up but I was just curious... never seen em irl so it was kind of weird and highly suspicious if I’d ever like to handle them.

All just food for thought on this warm spring night🤗
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Superworms die in the fridge. Mealworms only go into hibernation, I think.

And I love hornworms. I'd totally get Igor some and start a colony, but they aren't available here at all. Haven't seen them on any sites or anything.

Just so you know, hornworms turn into hawkmoths soooooo, idk, I don't like moths so I'd do a doubletake before raising them 😂
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