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This is a discussion on Calci worms within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Does anyone know of a good supplier in the US? I'm having a disturbingly difficult time finding these guys here. ...

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Does anyone know of a good supplier in the US? I'm having a disturbingly difficult time finding these guys here.

Also... Does anyone have experience feeding them to spotted salamanders?

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I'm not sure if Calci-worms are all what they are made out to be-
There was a thread on here somewhere talking about them and the fact that a lot of animals can't digest them, maybe someone can find it.



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You can get them at Petco if you need a small amount or order from Timberline if you need a lot. My fire salamanders ignored them, but they ignore everything but crickets!



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I'm not sure if Calci-worms are all what they are made out to be-
There was a thread on here somewhere talking about them and the fact that a lot of animals can't digest them, maybe someone can find it.
Was this it? The Phoenix Worm Experiment



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That's the one Seth!



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I tried numerous species of newt on them and had no joy.They didn't eat em



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Ive had good luck feeding them to a few species; T. rivularis, Salamandra, terrestrial T. marms, and Alpines all ate them without issue. I ordered two different sizes to see how they would work out, the smaller size triggered the best feeding response. They were too expensive for me to be a part of a staple diet.



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If you live in most of the US, you can 'capture' and grow your own if you like. They are very easy to attract to a compost bin. Or you can pay a bunch of money and invest in the Biopod: Prota™Culture & The BioPod™ - Advanced Composting Using Black Soldier Fly: The Future of Food Waste Diversion & Recycling

Just google 'black soldier fly' for more info. We use these guys to rip through our kitchen waste. My newts actually refuse to eat them, but they are great food for my tigers.



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