Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

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Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby wilddanny88 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:51 pm

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I think the title says all. :blob8:
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby morphmom » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:24 pm

Check out 'Beautiful Dragons' They list the pro's, I don't think there is a con! LOL! :D
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby ChiefsDaddy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:50 pm

The silkworm is easily the best possible insect to feed your reptiles. It contains more Protein than any other. It is also high in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and B Vitamins. It is high in moisture to keep your reptile properly hydrated. Most importantly, Silkworms produce the natural enzyme Serrapeptase. Serrapeptase is a natural Anti-Inflammatory, and can help to strengthen bones by making calcium absorption more efficient. It also cleanses the blood and the liver, which could help to combat Fatty Liver Disease and Adenovirus.

You can see some more nutrition info on my website: http://www.wurmznstuff.com/nutrition.html
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby trinity040400 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:05 pm

Well I guess a con is they die very easy. You have to keep everything very clean or they will die, always was your hands before you touch them.

I guess another con could be they are expensive.

I really dont see the point of listing the pros because they have already made a really good case for them.

I myself am keeping silkworms for my 2 beardie and my leo.
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby wilddanny88 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:25 pm

Can you breed them?
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby wilddanny88 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Who sells them the cheapest?
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby rammsteinfreaky » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:31 am

I'm currently attempting to breed them, they have reached the cocoon phase, just the waiting game now for them to emerge in a few weeks, hopefully mate and i will be over run with them lol

http://www.silkwormstore.co.uk/silkworms.html I didn't buy mine from here I got mine from eBay however you do get more from this website.
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby trinity040400 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:25 am

I get mine from http://coastalsilkworms.com, they are the cheapest for me since I live in FL.

If you are not sure about them I would just buy one pod and see how you like them. Personally I dont like silkworm pods so I got a silkworm keeper from that web site and it seems a lot cleaner to me.

If you do get some try to get the zebra silkworms since they are hardier than the normal ones.
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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby rammsteinfreaky » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:32 am

Can someone please give me some advice, my silkies are currently cocooned should start to emerge win the next week to 10 days. I've read when they have mated you have to wait around 3 days to see which eggs are fertile/infertile. After this time the infertile eggs are placed in a incubator at 25 degrees approximately for 3 weeks then they will start to hatch, is this true can anyone give me any essential advice during the hatching period, thanks! Lucy
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