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How to Care for Milk Snakes - The Critter Depot

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Milk Snake Care Guide Table of Contents Questions?  Ask an Expert! Milk snakes aren't that challenging.  But, sometimes we'll come across an oddball behavior that causes us to scratch our heads.  And when those situations arise, you can get some professional help from one of our Milk Snake Experts.  Create an account, and post a question, and one of our zoologists will jump to the rescue. Introduction to Milk Snakes Size Milk snakes (Lampropeltis sp.) are among the most common snakes kept in captivity as pets. They come in 24 subspecies and are found from the US down to South America. They are...

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How to Breed Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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How to Breed Black Soldier Fly Larvae Table of Contents Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) are one of the world’s best composting insects. They can easily turn all types of food waste and agricultural waste into clean, nutrient-dense compost. Plus, they can serve as a valuable feed insect for livestock, reptiles, and invertebrate pets. If you do it right, BSFL composting can even become an extra source of income. In this article, we are going to dive into the specifics of how to breed black soldier flies and create a fully operational larvae and compost production facility. If you are...

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Bearded Dragon Food - What Should I Feed my Dragon?

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Bearded Dragon Food - What Does my Dragon Need to Eat? You want to be an amazing pet parent.  And bearded dragon food should sometimes be wiggly and nutritional.  That wiggly food often comes in the variety of live feeder insects.  Or, for the older dragons, that food can be observed as vegies and greens.  But either way, your bearded dragon can't live off a can of dog food.  And special requirements need to be taken to tnsure your bearded dragon is properly cared for.  So here are the important steps to caring for your bearded dragon's diet. Table of Contents...

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Raising Crickets? Here's the Best Bedding Material To Increase Your Population.

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Cricket substrate: How to satisfy your critter's substrate needs Just like a human needs a house, a cricket needs its substrate. If you have just recently bought crickets, you might be wondering: How do I know which substrate to choose for my crickets? Well, you’re in luck. The Critter Depot has researched several options that are proven to satisfy your critters substrate needs. It gets better: These substrates are also affordable, so you won’t be breaking the bank. But, what is substrate and why do my crickets need it? A substrate is the material or bedding on the floor of...

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What Do Cricket Eggs Look Like?

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What Do Cricket Eggs Look Like? Table of Contents A fun and sometimes challenging project, raising crickets can save you money in the long run.  Assume that you have great breeding stock from Critter Depot.  What now?  You’re going to need an incubator! How to Set Up a Cricket Incubator Most experienced and successful breeders use a Rubbermaid type of plastic product.  A container that is 12"x 8"x 3" (3 inches high) is sufficient for 250 - 500 crickets.  Some cricket breeders like using a lid.  Lids are okay as long as around 18-20 small holes are drilled into the...

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