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    Ok I have a question, I have officially switched my leos over to superworms as a staple for their diet, with the occasional silk worms, mealworms, and butter worms to add variety. I was wondering if I could do this with my cresties, either supers or mealies? I haven't had much luck with crickets and I really don't like using them, for a few reasons:
    1. The substrate in my crestie cage is moss, and the crickets bury themselves never to be seen again.
    2. Since they dig under the moss, they are very annoying at night, trying to sleep with them chirping the whole night.
    3. I had trouble with mites with my leos, because they were on the crix and they were transfered to the leos, so I stopped after that, and I don't want that to happen to my cresties.
    If I can that would be great, if not, I guess I will just have to continue feeding crix no matter how much of a pain they are :x
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  • #2
    superworms will burrow in moss if they get out of the dish. Its recomended to keep crested on a live food item and "fruit" based food item diet alternating, all live prey isn't recomended.
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    • #3
      Yea I know that, I've always been feeding them baby food, I forgot to mention that. The superworms wouldn't be able to escape, I have one of those exo-terra worm dishes that I used with my leos (now they eat right out of my hands) and I never had any escapes.
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      • #4
        the only problem i could see is that cresties seem to love the thrill of the hunt and most worm just dont move enough to attract their attention.
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        • #5
          If they don't get out of the dish that is fine, but i've seen those dishes (in pictures) and they don't look that great. They slope inward so the thing can just hide. If you were i'd get a small ceramic dog dish and just use that. These are superworms (the 3" ones) not giant mealworms right?
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          • #6
            The other problem would be that the superworms just aren't that great a food for them. They aren't the easiest thing to digest. It's not a problem to offer them occasionally. Have you looked into roaches? They wouldn't chirp at night. :wink:

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            • #7
              Yea they are superworms, what species of roaches are you talking about? I guess I could try them.
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              • #8
                I think the most common are dubia and discoids. I think those are both non climbing and non flying. Big Apple Herp sells them and I think somebody on here might sell them. Check the roach threads below.

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