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Why Do My Crickets Keep Dying?

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Why Do My Crickets Keep Dying? Table of Contents Nothing is more frustrating than to receive a huge order of crickets, only to have most of them die before you get a chance to feed them out.  There are several reasons why your crickets may not survive.   Ammonia Buildup  This is probably the most common killer, especially for beginning keepers.  It is not enough to just provide feed and a little water for your colony, daily sanitation and great ventilation are critical components as well.  A little cricket mortality is to be expected.  But each one that dies and is...

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American Toad Care Guide

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American Toad Care Guide  Table of Contents   What Are American Toads? American toads, Anaxyrus americanus, are native to North America and go by the most impressive number of scientific names that I have run across in a while. Others are Bufo americanus, Bufo terrestris americanus, Bufo americanus charlesmithi, and Bufo terrestris copei, to name just a few.  The Eastern American Toad hybridizes freely with the Dwarf American toad, resulting in some interesting variations that plainly keep herpetologists arguing with each other for years.  Where do American Toads Live? In the United States, Eastern American Toads (Anaxyrus americanus americanus) are found...

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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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