Time to go down to 1 feeding per day?

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Time to go down to 1 feeding per day?

Postby lizalizaliza » Sat May 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Hey all!

So, working in an nursing home during this pandemic has made it very difficult to leave on my lunches to come home and give Dezzy his 1st insect feeding. As a result I started leaving his bug dish in his tank before his lights come on as well as his salad. At first he would eat the insects in the am and pick at his greens which was just sort of the usual for him and happily eat his afternoon feeding also. In an effort to entice him to eat his greens, I started adding a silk worm or 2 to his salad and it worked! He makes quite a mess but IS eating more greens than before. Silk worms are his absolute favorite, to the point where if he sees me get the container he will dash to the door. Over the last week or 2 I noticed he is barely touching his AM insects (mainly dubias and supers). He will still take an afternoon feeding if I tong feed him (spoiled turd) but not as many as he used to eat. I feel like maybe this would be a good time to try 1 insect feeding a day but also sort of scared it's too early?

Dezzy is 7 mo old, 18", and 342g.
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Re: Time to go down to 1 feeding per day?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 23, 2020 4:11 pm

Hes old enough to go to one feeding -- leaving the silk worms in the bowl of salads is good - I would fill the bowl w/ salad and then add like a couple of super worms in there w/ his silk worms - they are a staple feeder maybe switch out to dubias during the week or feed the dubias on the weekend when your home --
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Re: Time to go down to 1 feeding per day?

Postby lizalizaliza » Sat May 23, 2020 4:25 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Hes old enough to go to one feeding -- leaving the silk worms in the bowl of salads is good - I would fill the bowl w/ salad and then add like a couple of super worms in there w/ his silk worms - they are a staple feeder maybe switch out to dubias during the week or feed the dubias on the weekend when your home --
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How many silk worms would be 1 adequate feeding when they are large? I've only been giving him 1 in his salad when they get big, 2 if they are medium sized.

I ordered more but actually ran out today, so tomorrow I'll be trying out the supers in the salad.

Also, are you saying to mix both silk and supers in his salad and omit the afternoon insect feeding?
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Re: Time to go down to 1 feeding per day?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 23, 2020 4:36 pm

Yes give him the supers 1-3 and 3 large silk worms --- if he gets hungry he will eat his salad during the day - omit the afternoon insect feeding - mine quit eating afternoon feedings like around 5-6 months -- he was filling up on salad BSFL dubias and 3 super worms plus 1-3 butter worms - BSFL and supers and butter worms were added first thing in the morning - I let him eat from that bowl for like 1-2 hrs then added the dubias in to the salad of which he ate - I wanted him eating that salad as well ---
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