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Bearded Dragons Love Nutritional Crickets

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Why Your Bearded Dragon Needs Crickets You love your bearded dragon, we all know that. They’re unique looking animals, but they need a proper diet in order to properly grow, shed, and continue to prosper under your care. One of the most common staple insects fed to these wonderful lizards are crickets, as they well should be. They can make the best choice for a number of reasons, but let’s take a look at the actual benefits and you can decide for yourself. A Quick Nutritional Breakdown Since humans are finding themselves eating them these days, the nutritional properties of...

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How To Take Care Of A Red Wiggler Colony

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The Care and Culture of Red Wrigglers  Stepping into vermicomposting is a fun way to make use of the scraps from your table. Red wrigglers are the worms generally used for this, and their care is simple as long as you take a few precautions. Culturing worms is easier than you think, so let’s give you a quick rundown on the whole process.  The Enclosure  You’ll want a couple of pounds of worms to get started, but you can’t just lay them anywhere. That would be pure madness. It would also be quite unhealthy for the worms, so try not...

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STOP! Don't feed your worms these 6 killer foods!

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What Not to Feed Your Composting Worms  If you’re interested in raising worms for compost, you’ve probably heard the laundry list of things not to feed to your worms. This can be a bit confusing for those who don’t understand why, after all, won’t they eat just about anything? The truth is that they won’t and that some food scraps simply shouldn’t be added to your composting setup.  But Why?  The simple answer is that the addition of the wrong things to your worm’s feeding can result in massive die-offs which will both halt your composting and begin to release...

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How to Compost with Worms using the Worm Factory 360

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Experience the Easiest Vermicomposting with the Worm Factory 360 Vermicomposting seems to be all the rage right now, and for good reason. The ability to turn home waste into high-quality casting-enriched compost is a wonderful addition to any home. This nutritious soil can make a fantastic addition to your garden but constructing your own vermicomposting unit can take valuable time and know-how that not everyone possesses. Enter the Worm Factory 360, which makes the whole process amazingly simple even for the most inexperienced person. What could be easier than adding trash and worms to a ready-built unit? The Design The...

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The Secret Life of Meal Worms

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Quite a few of us have fed mealworms to our reptiles at various times, but most reptile collectors are entirely disconnected from the process. Mealworms are actually the larval form of the darkling beetle, and their life cycle is a process that shows off a lot of the awesome metamorphosis that can happen in more complex arthropods. In the Beginning Mealworms begin life as an egg of course. The darkling beetle that is the adult form of the meal worm typically burrows into softer soil and lays several hundred eggs. The egg is tiny, about the size of a grain...

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