Hornworms?

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Hornworms?

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:22 pm

Hello! I recently gave my baby beardie a hornworm, ( bought from petstore, so no toxins). She loved it! And I was told that they are very healthy for bearded dragons. The person says that if you feed them one on a monday, they won't need any more insects until the next week, is this true? And if so, are hornworms easy to raise/breed once they are moths? :?
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Re: Hornworms?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:42 pm

Hornworms are good to include along with a rotation of feeders in the diet. How many they get really depends on their age and how hungry they are. There isn't a set amount. As far as feeders go they are generally pretty healthy. I haven't tried raising them so I can't say much on that.
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Re: Hornworms?

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:45 pm

Thanks :) I think I'll try and order a container of 75. Do you think refrigerating them would stunt their growth so they will stay small enough to feed my baby?
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Re: Hornworms?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:18 pm

You don't want to refrigerate them too much. If you give them a couple of days in a wine cooler (55-65 or so) and then a day or two out and then repeat they are usually OK and their growth is slowed. Their growth will slow with limited food too.
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