Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

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Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

Postby ComicBookMama » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:34 pm

I'm trying to vary Figment's diet a bit, since he's gotten really, really picky... won't eat his dubias anymore for love or money, picks at his greens and squash. So tonight I picked up a can of silkworms to try... I know, I know, live is better - but those things are EXPENSIVE. Of course, so was the can - $3.99 - for as much was in it.

Well, Figment perked up with the offer of one, sniffed it, tasted it, ate it.

Then promptly rubbed his face vigorously on the bottom of the tank and backed away. If a dragon could look affronted, he did.

I tried again. Again, he sniffed, tasted, and ate.

And again rubbed his face on the bottom of the tank, and this time retreated well away from me with a look that plainly said, "I can't believe I ate a SECOND one... ugh!"

I may try live at some point, but I'm going to call this experiment a wash. I can't say I blame Figment... canned silkworms look NASTY, and probably don't taste much better!
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Re: Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:58 pm

Please go here and order live silk worms
www.reptilianarts.com they come w/ food you will need to clean the containers out once a day
www.coastalsilkworms.com
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Re: Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:42 pm

I've never had much success with canned anything. Have you tried canned crickets. You should just so you can experience the ungodly smell at least once in your life.

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Re: Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:43 pm

NO THANKS -- I didnt like the smell when they were alive
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Re: Can o' Silkworms was a Bust

Postby ComicBookMama » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:49 am

Thanks for the reference, Karrie - I’ll do that, and you just saved me time hunting through posts to find a silkie dealer. I should have known that canned anything would be a bad idea!

And Brandon... I cannot imagine the stench that would be canned crickets! I’m going to do a hard pass on THAT experience, thanks!!!
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