Dubias vs Crickets

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Dubias vs Crickets

Postby Deabrua » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:47 pm

I see a lot of people comparing say 1 dubia to 6 crickets, or that their dragon can eat a hundred plus crickets per feeding. What size crickets are we talking here? I couldn't imagine a single dubia being equivalent to 6 1/2" crickets much less longer. And I couldnt imagine even a larger dragon eating more than a few dozen 1/2" crickets much less one hundred. Now if we're talking 1/4" crickets? I dont see an end to any dragon eating them. They're practically nothing.

Now, these same questions go for BSFL. People talk about feeding 4 dozen BSFL like a 1/4 sized snack then going on to feeding their dragon an "actual meal" of dubias, worms, crickets, what have you. The larger BSFL could/should be able to be an entire meal without feeding hundreds?
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Re: Dubias vs Crickets

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm

The larger the cricket the less they are gonna eat --- same w/ the dubias--- my guy ate 6-8 medium size dubias at the age of 7 months old or so --- he would not eat anymore than that--- as far as crickets I cant tell you cuz he didnt like them -- we started out w/ them when I brought him home and he really would not eat them so I was suggested by my vet to switch him over anyway to dubias so I did --- they go by the size between the eyes of the dragon and to feed as many as he will eat in a 10-15 minute time frame - I basically hand feed Hiccup the dubias meaning I feed him one at a time in his tank keep feeding until he quits chasing them - then I pull what he has not eaten --- as far as BSFL I have never fed as a staple and I am sure alot haft to be fed at a time as they are very small --- the dubias are healthier feeder --- they tend not to give parasites/ pin worms like crickets---
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Re: Dubias vs Crickets

Postby Deabrua » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 pm

I usually put 5 crix in the tank at a time to let her chase until she loses interest or 10 minutes is up. I would switch to dubias in a heart beat but house owners dislike the occasional cricket escapee and are too worried about a roach infestation. Just curious about the feeding ratios since I always see people making comparisons like 1 dubia = 6 crickets.
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