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Armyworms as feeders?

This is a discussion on Armyworms as feeders? within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisb...RONICTINAE.htm would the Armyworm be any good as a food resource for axolotls? its just theres a lot around it ...

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Old 11th June 2012   #1 (permalink)
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Http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisb...RONICTINAE.htm

would the Armyworm be any good as a food resource for axolotls?

its just theres a lot around it seems and they're a tremendous pest.

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There's only one way to find out. Wikipedia said that they mainly eat grass and grain crops, so you shouldn't have much to worry about from phytotoxins in their gut contents or bodies. Just try feeding them to your least favourite axolotl first (I have loads, and I test new things out on my axolotls, preferably a juvenile, before I expose any animals that would be more difficult to replace, just in case it proves fatal). I tried feeding gooseberry sawfly larvae to one of my axolotls, but it wasn't keen on them. My gooseberry bushes get ravaged by them every year.



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sawfly larvae looks very bad lol. thanks though



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I just tried a sawfly larva FOR SCIENCE!

They don't taste of anything on the outside; they just have a rough texture. When chewed, they taste like mashed up watery gooseberry leaves and not much else.



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That's an heroic deed mate! I've tried a big moth when I was playing poker with some friends. One of the wings sticked to my gums and it tasted like I would imagine the inside of a blister would taste. Nothing a big gulp of beer couldn't fix though.



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Note of caution; never eat slugs or snails raw, since they carry parasites that in rare cases can cause fatal meningitis when they start burrowing into your brain.



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Darnit. I was just about to try one.



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Note of caution; never eat slugs or snails raw, since they carry parasites that in rare cases can cause fatal meningitis when they start burrowing into your brain.
I believe the parasite is called Cantonese Blood Worms. They live in snails and slugs and if you eat them raw the parasites eat your brain and with dogs they eat there spinal cord. Terrible terrible way to die don't do it. Toddlers die from them all the time since toddlers eat snails and I have also heard of people getting them after being licked on the mouth by there dog that ate an infested snail.



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I'm officially grossed out :S It is amazing the damage a little parasite/insect can do to the human body.



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