What's wrong with Superworms?

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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby Wickedpogana » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:38 am

DragonPete wrote:Nothing wrong with a difference of opinion. Makes for good debate and allows those interested in the subject to decide what works for them and their Beardies. Personally I believe there are few 'absolutes', with exception of things like never feed lightening bugs, etc. Glad so many have weighed in on this. 😊
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I agree the more opinions the better and more to choose from how you do your dragons care definitely more debates I'm here for good great community here
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 am

Good post Dorg.
However we do recommend the mealworms and super bettles every once in awhile as treat, especially to dragons with plaque or dirty teeth. Seems to help keep their teeth clean. But it's definitely not something I do very often if hardly ever.

Personally, I've never experienced any problems from insects with high chitin content. If you've seen my mealworms thread, it pretty much sums up my thoughts on them quite well.

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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby Wickedpogana » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:00 am

claudiusx wrote:Good post Dorg.
However we do recommend the mealworms and super bettles every once in awhile as treat, especially to dragons with plaque or dirty teeth. Seems to help keep their teeth clean. But it's definitely not something I do very often if hardly ever.

Personally, I've never experienced any problems from insects with high chitin content. If you've seen my mealworms thread, it pretty much sums up my thoughts on them quite well.

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Mine doesn't go for the beetles but he like the pupa, the beetles emit that pheromone that beardies usually get deterred from but I think darkling beetles are good cleanup crew to some extent
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DorgEndo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Yeah, I overspoke with the "at all" at the end. I was thinking not regular day to day feeders for the adult beetles. Variety for mind and body of the dragon!
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DorgEndo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:14 pm

So my opinion is only for variety because the adult beetles are less nutritional and harder to digest than larvae
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:24 pm

DorgEndo wrote:So my opinion is only for variety because the adult beetles are less nutritional and harder to digest than larvae

I soaked up the info! 😊 Learned a lot. I appreciate everyone's opinion. I'm sure most of us do.
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:22 pm

DorgEndo wrote:Aiming for a middle chitin road

Middle Chitin Road--I think I know someone who lives there. It's off Route 66, right? :lol:
So chitin is chitin, but not all chitin is the same. :? (Kidding--I get it. I'm just in a particularly goofy mood--new bugs came in a couple days early, and caught me off-guard. :D )
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:24 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
DorgEndo wrote:Aiming for a middle chitin road

Middle Chitin Road--I think I know someone who lives there. It's off Route 66, right? :lol:
So chitin is chitin, but not all chitin is the same. :? (Kidding--I get it. I'm just in a particularly goofy mood--new bugs came in a couple days early, and caught me off-guard. :D )

No Chit(in)! LOL! 😆
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:27 pm

claudiusx wrote:Good post Dorg.
However we do recommend the mealworms and super bettles every once in awhile as treat, especially to dragons with plaque or dirty teeth. Seems to help keep their teeth clean. But it's definitely not something I do very often if hardly ever.

I'll admit I've been real tempted a few times to drop a chunk of milkbone (basically hardtack) in Z's dish.
Not that I have--or would--or need to. It's reading these threads about lizard tarter/plaque! :shock:
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:29 pm

DragonPete wrote:No Chit(in)! LOL! 😆

Touché! :lol:
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
DragonPete wrote:No Chit(in)! LOL! 😆

Touché! :lol:

Yeah I'm particularly goofy most of the time. 😉
Life is too short not to find the fun in it. 😆
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby Gormagon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:07 pm

DragonPete wrote:
MrSpectrum wrote:
DragonPete wrote:No Chit(in)! LOL! 😆

Touché! :lol:

Yeah I'm particularly goofy most of the time. 😉
Life is too short not to find the fun in it. 😆
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I feel the same way! Never take life seriously, you're not gonna make it out alive anyway, lol!!!
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 pm

Gormagon wrote:I feel the same way! Never take life seriously, you're not gonna make it out alive anyway, lol!!!

Did you just rip off Samuel L. Jackson? :lol:
Samuel L. Jackson - "Nobody Gets Out Alive" (The Hitman's Bodyguard)
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Re: What's wrong with Superworms?

Postby DragonPete » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:35 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
Gormagon wrote:I feel the same way! Never take life seriously, you're not gonna make it out alive anyway, lol!!!

Did you just rip off Samuel L. Jackson? :lol:
Samuel L. Jackson - "Nobody Gets Out Alive" (The Hitman's Bodyguard)

That movie was on last night. I didn't know S.L. Jackson was in it or I would have watched it. Dang. Will have to find it on demand, still haven't seen it.
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