Raising silkworms as food
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|24th February 2004||#1 (permalink)|
Has anybody tried raising silkworms from eggs to use as food for newts-sals-toads?
If so what were the results?
Are the caterpillars eaten?
|24th February 2004||#2 (permalink)|
Only raised in the sense of gave them (processed)food and got them a bit bigger before using them.
I think these are a great, unknown, under-used food. I wish they were as widely available as they are in the US. I was saddened by the closure of the UK's Silkworm Factory.
Results were they were taken by terrestris, salamandra but not others - galliaca, red/orange terrestris.
I am not done with these yet!!!
|24th February 2004||#3 (permalink)|
I was looking up prices on the site
and was thinking of buying eggs and food to supply silkworm of various sizes for my newts salamanders and toads.
If all went well then I would just buy in the food,grow some on untill moth stage and culture my own.
Anybody fed the smaller silkworms to newts?
|25th February 2004||#5 (permalink)|
I will give raising silkworms a try.
|26th February 2004||#6 (permalink)|
I have had an email conversation with the folks at silkworm supplies, and they will soon be adding small waxworms to their list.
Its about time somebody in the UK started selling waxworms in sizes other than the large ones usually offered.
The smaller ones are very lively and great for juvenile newts
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