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Feeding Phyllobates larger feeders

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jone5    30

Hi all,

I currently feed my P.bicolor a mix of dusted hydei, bean beatles and tropical isopods.

I've noticed greater interest and a much more aggressive feeding response to the larger feeder insects, I fed small crickets once and they loved them but didn't try again for fear of my plants being eaten.

I was thinking of trying lesser wax moths as an occasional treat.

Does anyone out there keeping Phylobates species have any advice on other suitable larger feeders?

Kind regards.

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kroot    244

My house seems to have a moth problem, they seem to love 'em! Plus woodlice seem a fine treat. I hate using crickets for so many reason so never use them myself.

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JohnB56    301

You could also try Firebrats/Silverfish. I don't think they have been mentioned?, but great for a bit of variety.

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jone5    30

Thanks for the help guys.

I've bought some waxworms today and put them in a cricket tub to morph into moths.

Looking into the silverfish/firebrats, are they easy to culture?

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JohnB56    301
2 hours ago, jone5 said:

 

Looking into the silverfish/firebrats, are they easy to culture?

They are pretty straight forward. Keep them warm, feed them fish flake, and provide them with some cotton wool to lay on. It will take some patience to begin with as they can be slow to reproduce at first.

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