Worm Types and Sources

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Worm Types and Sources

Postby Joan » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:59 pm

Armstrong Crickets
912-654-3408
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LUCKY LURE CRICKET FARM
PO Box 490956
Leesburg, FL 34749
Ph: 352-787-5017 ~ Toll-Free: 866-559-5873
Fax: 352-787-5664
http://luckylurecricketfarm.com/Index.htm

If you call them before 10:00 am they will send them to you the same day.(via DHL even if you live 10 miles away)they all arrive to me very fresh and juicy!


Phoenix Worms (high-calcium):
http://www.wormman.com/pd_phoenix.cfm

http://www.mulberryfarms.com/phoenix.htm

http://www.premiumcrickets.com/Phoenix-Worms-1-Cup.html

Butterworms (Exceptionally high in Calcium, high fat ... would be good for pregnant & nursing flyer moms)):
http://www.butterworms.com/page_7.htm

http://www.recorpinc.com/butter.html

http://www.mulberryfarms.com/horn2.htm

http://carolinapetsupply.com/catalog/in ... Path=46_43

Earthworms ... don't buy from bait shops as worms may be contaminated with pesticides:

Hornworms (rich in chlorophyll):
http://www.mulberryfarms.com/horn2.htm

Mealworms
http://luckylurecricketfarm.com/

http://www.sunshinemealworms.com/

http://www.thenaturesway.com/

http://www.southerncricket.com/

http://www.grubco.com/

Superworms (Zophobas morio) or "king" mealworms are more active than mealworms, but look somewhat similar to Giant mealworms and are sometimes mistaken for them. Giant mealworms (tenibrio molitor) are fed hormones and should be avoided. http://www.nyworms.com/giant_mealworms.htm They are often refrigerated along with mealworms at pet stores. They are used as fish baitSuperworms cannot be refrigerated. Superworms are shiny and display darker bands. They contain the least chitin (hard exoskeleton); so are lower in calcium than mealworms.
http://www.chameleonsdish.com/insects/wormdiff.htm

http://www.wormman.com/cat_superworms.cfm

http://www.nyworms.com/superworms.htm

http://www.reptilecity.com/Merchant2/me ... ory_Code=S

Silkworms (rich in protein/low fat)
http://www.silkwormshop.com/benefits.html

http://www.mulberryfarms.com/orders.htm

http://www.recorpinc.com/silk.html

Waxworms (highest fat content) ... favorite for rehabilitating from illness when weight gain in a short amount of time is desired.
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Postby Deb » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:04 am

Hubby found out they liked a big ol' tomato eating worm last night :twisted:
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Postby Joan » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:08 am

That's the hornworm. :D
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Postby Joan » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:59 am

Well, I got two new kinds of worms to try out ... silk worms (high protein, low fat) perfect for Chuck. Butterworms (high calcium and high fat) perfect for Mama Mishi.
The silkworms are spinning silk like crazy and Chuck turns his nose up at them. Mishi will eat them. Silk and all I guess. They stick to everything because of the silk. They need to be kept at room temperature; so I just put them in an aluminum bowl in the cage where they are spinning away. They are slow and sticky.
The Butterworms are kept in the refrigerator without food for up to a couple of months so that is nice. Mishi seems to like them. Chuck will infrequently take one, but I don't think he likes them cold. Doesn't matter, they're for Mishi while she nurses the pups.
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Postby Deb » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:10 am

I wonder if the silk the worms are spinning are primarly protein. Maybe that's why Mishi eats it too.
Where did you get the worms from, Joan?
Around here people plant a tree called a cataba near their fish ponds. They have worms that can only be found on these trees. The cataba worms can get really big, and they make great fish bait on a bass or brim hook. Of course I've wondered if the furballs woud eat them. Anyone ever tried?
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Postby Joan » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:07 pm

[quote="Deb"].. Where did you get the worms from, Joan?

I ordered both from Mulberry Farms. I'll probably try all the worms
while Mishi has the pups.


Around here people plant a tree called a cataba near their fish ponds. They have worms that can only be found on these trees. The cataba worms can get really big, and they make great fish bait on a bass or brim hook. Of course I've wondered if the furballs woud eat them. Anyone ever tried?

I haven't, but I bet your furballs will know if they're good.
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Postby Judy C. » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:35 pm

Do you mean that our sweet, beautiful darlings will actually eat EARTHWORMS???? How gross! Do they just bite them, or do they slurp them up like spaghetti? We've got plenty around here, so I guess I'll have to try it on them. Flyers sure do present you with a lot of sights that you have to really work to get out of your mind! The earthworms we have around here are about 4" long or so. Eeeeeewwwww. I don't know how they eat them, but I know it's not gonna be pretty!

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Postby Joan » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:00 pm

Judy C. wrote:[size=18]Do you mean that our sweet, beautiful darlings will actually eat EARTHWORMS????


Not mine ... I'm not cutting up one for small bites. :(
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Postby Deb » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:16 pm

I've never given mine any full grown earthworms, but I have given skinny little baby earthworms and some kind of grub worms before.
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Postby Joan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:12 am

OK, a report on the worms:
Chuck wouldn't eat either the silkworms or the Butterworms.
Mishi ate a silkworm or two, but definitely was not excited. She'd eat a butterworm if I shoved it in her house onto her babies. :twisted: Too bad, they keep so well in the refrig. Silkworms were always spinning silk. :roll:
I decided to go back to waxworms and got a small tub at Petco. I called Mishi when I got home and she stuck her head out. I offered her a waxworm and she snatched it so fast, I didn't see it go. Next thing I knew, she was out of the nest looking for more. I held up the tub and she jumped on the side, digging them up one by one and chowing down. I finally got tired of holding the tub and set it on the feeding shelf with Mishi riding it all the way. I think she may have cleaned it out. Waxworms are definitely her favorite.
I'm still going to try some of the other worms and NO Vickie, I'm not eating them. :wink:
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Postby witt1189 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:18 pm

I bought some of these and my grown SFS and Suggies will not touch them, they smell like amonia, they love the superworms though. Bought mine from Mulberry Farms.

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Postby jvillereptile » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:29 pm

add http://www.luckylurecricketfarm.com and https://coastalsilkworms.com to that list both located in florida and have great prices.


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