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How Many Superworms to Feed my Pet?

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How Many Superworms Should I Feed My Pet? Table of Contents   What's So Great About Superworms? Superworms can be a great part of any captive insectivore’s diet, though you must feed your pet the right amount of appropriately sized superworms for different stages of your pet’s life.   This article dives into the nutritional content and appropriate amounts of superworms of many different pets, including bearded dragons, geckos, chameleons, scorpions, and tarantulas.  In general, superworms contain a very similar nutritional composition compared to mealworms. They are high in protein and fat and have a similar amount of calcium (though superworms...

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White Tree Frog Care Guide

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White’s Tree Frog Care Guide Table of Contents What are White Tree Frogs? Where do they come from? The White's Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), also known as the Dumpy Tree Frog or Smiling Tree Frog, is easy to keep and is a great beginning amphibian keepers’ choice. Native to Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea, they are most commonly found in coastal areas, but may also be found in drier areas near cisterns, man-made water reservoirs, and other ponded areas. Although they need a local water source, they spend much of their time in the canopy of tropical rainforests.  What do...

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Crickets vs Superworms - Which is the Best Feeder Insect?

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Crickets Vs Superworms Table of Contents   Crickets or superworms?  It's a difficult question for many reptile parents.  On one hand, crickets are rapid breeders.  This means they are more cost effective for many pet parents.  This also means they are easier to find.  Superworms are the opposite; breeding them is a longer task, which requires a multi-cycle metamorphosis that can take about 1 month to complete.  This means it is not as easy to build up a superworm population, which means that many superworms growers sell out quickly. Aside from the supply and demand side of the insect industry, superworms and...

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How to Care for Ferrets

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Care Guide for Ferrets Table of Contents Introduction to Ferrets Carpet sharks, fur slinkies, tube cats, etc.  What poor animal is known by all of these unflattering names?  That honorable European polecat descendent, the ferret. The Western and Eastern polecat species are the most likely ancestors of the modern ferret, Mustela putorious furo. This interesting Latin name hints at the ambivalence with which humans regard this not entirely domesticated species.  “Smelly mouse killing thief” is a loose translation.  This animal is probably descended from individuals that traveled westward with Roman and Norman invasions. There isn’t much evidence available from the...

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Chickens LOVE Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae and Chickens: A Match Made in Heaven Table of Contents Did you know that Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are an ideal nutritional supplement for chickens? Raising chickens is a great way to get farm-fresh eggs and fill your freezer with an abundance of meat. But, the best eggs and meat are produced when your chickens have an optimal diet. In this article, we will take a look at the optimal diet for chickens and how BSFL can boost many areas of nutrition that your chickens need. Plus, we’ll take a look at how BSFL can...

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