New feeder!!!!!!!!

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The second post on this page
http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/feeder/311116-maggots-blue-bottle-fly-larvae.html features a comparison between these larvae and other popular feeders...I will try to post them here but the color coding is key and may not transfer:
Crickets
Mealworms
Waxworms
Superworms
Maggots
Moisture
68.96
62.89
60.97
58.91
68.54
Ash
1.52
1.20
0.97
1.29
1.44
Protein
20.72
18.65
15.40
18.92
16.10
Fat
5.74
13.64
20.12
15.07
8.21
Carbohydrates
3.06
3.62
2.54
5.81

mg/100g Calc
21.53
3.28
13.14
10.80
32.90
mg/kg Vit
105.90
38.10
23.60
9.80

Dietary Fiber
2.80
2.00
1.60
2.20

Calories/Fat
51.66
122.76
181.08
135.63
77.73
 

JeepMiller09

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wow these are dirt cheap...... I have a 4 month old and i think as soon as i run out of crickets I will switch over to these guys along w phoeinx worms!
 

geckoboy3

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gtramontelli":hczb2u7x said:
The second post on this page
http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/feeder/311116-maggots-blue-bottle-fly-larvae.html features a comparison between these larvae and other popular feeders...I will try to post them here but the color coding is key and may not transfer:
Crickets
Mealworms
Waxworms
Superworms
Maggots
Moisture
68.96
62.89
60.97
58.91
68.54
Ash
1.52
1.20
0.97
1.29
1.44
Protein
20.72
18.65
15.40
18.92
16.10
Fat
5.74
13.64
20.12
15.07
8.21
Carbohydrates
3.06
3.62
2.54
5.81

mg/100g Calc
21.53
3.28
13.14
10.80
32.90
mg/kg Vit
105.90
38.10
23.60
9.80

Dietary Fiber
2.80
2.00
1.60
2.20

Calories/Fat
51.66
122.76
181.08
135.63
77.73

Yeah, but I think 'maggots' might refer to another sp.
 
FYI- These will pupate if allowed remain in the enclosure. I awoke today to find 2-3 flies in there. Not a big deal, as my beardie seems content to munch on these as well (though she is having a hard time catching them), but I just thought I'd point it out. It seems like an easy enough thing to avoid simply by pulling them out after a few minutes if left uneaten.
 

drgnfly2265

Sub-Adult Member
gtramontelli":kr2vmeuh said:
FYI- These will pupate if allowed remain in the enclosure. I awoke today to find 2-3 flies in there. Not a big deal, as my beardie seems content to munch on these as well (though she is having a hard time catching them), but I just thought I'd point it out. It seems like an easy enough thing to avoid simply by pulling them out after a few minutes if left uneaten.

How long did it take for them to turn into flies?
 
drgnfly2265":2l8unqdn said:
gtramontelli":2l8unqdn said:
FYI- These will pupate if allowed remain in the enclosure. I awoke today to find 2-3 flies in there. Not a big deal, as my beardie seems content to munch on these as well (though she is having a hard time catching them), but I just thought I'd point it out. It seems like an easy enough thing to avoid simply by pulling them out after a few minutes if left uneaten.

How long did it take for them to turn into flies?

I'll say about 4-5 days. I ended up going to petco and they have a "Lee's Mealworm Dish" for about 3 bucks that won't let them escape. I got one and I think my problems are solved. For what it's worth, the flies are big, slow, and stupid. You could basically catch them by hand.
 
drgnfly2265":2jrs9u8z said:
So how are your beardies doing with the new feeder?

Really great! I have been using them for over a week now...the only thing I can say is to make sure you use an escape-proof dish. Just today my 4 month old has to have eaten at least 40 of them. If this rate continues I will definitely get the 1000ct next time. Make sure you dust them, too.


Also, I got better nutritional info:
Blue Bottle Fly Larvae
Moisture 68.54
Ash 1.44
Protein 16.10
Fat 8.21
Calories/Fat 77.73
Calcium (ml/100 grs) 32.90
 
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