Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

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Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

Postby elliskate92 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 am

I'm specifically talking about the sort you get in a tin like the herp diner stuff/ can-o-crickets etc.
Want to get something like this as a treat for Finn to jazz up his diet, not to replace livefood or be a main food source so I'm wondering if an opened tin will last in the fridge or if it needs eating fairly soon?
Going on human tinned food I'd maybe keep in the fridge for 2 or 3 days, but he probably won't get through a whole tin in that time. Has anyone used these tins before, did your beardie enjoy it? Any healthier than waxworms for treats? Thanks :)
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Re: Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:19 am

I'd stick with live bugs, even as treats. You can order things like horn worms and silk worms in small amounts so they will work as a treat. I usually order a container of black soldier fly larvae and they last for several months at room temp. They can hatch to flies but those are also a favorite treat (and slow moving, easy to catch). I'd avoid the canned stuff since they won't provide much by the way of hydration which is important.
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Re: Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:12 am

Tried canned silkworms once many moons ago, my BTs wouldn't touch them , the wild skinks outside and under my house refused to eat them (they did sniff the bits of silkworm I left them and that was enough for them). the ants made them disappear.

Stick with live insects - much more appetizing , and miles better nutritionally.
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Re: Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

Postby elliskate92 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:38 pm

OK thanks guys! I've just ordered some horn worms so we'll see how that goes. Had got a tin anyway, opened it and smelled gross so threw it straight in the bin 😂
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Re: Does anyone use pre-cooked insects?

Postby MarlowAndMe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:08 pm

If you want to go for something different as a treat I recommend repashy grub pie. It’s used a lot in New Zealand as a staple as live is so so expensive in NZ. It’s a well known product around the world though not just in nz and is highly regarded.
It comes in powder form and you mix it with water and it sets like jelly
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