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I say other anurans (namely bullfrogs) and large bodied insects (hissing roaches, grasshoppers)



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I believe there is a company that developed a pre-prepared powder diet for pacmans. I think the idea was that it contained essential nutrients and things of the sort and was low in fats like certain foods that some pet owners like to give them (i.e mice)

Also when talking about the "best" food, I might be taking this a different way than you mean. As far as readily available and cost effective, I can't imagine that other anurans are going to be practical. Also I don't know how complete of a diet other anurans are, unlike the prepared diet where we know for sure the nutrition content.

Do you know the nutritional value of bullfrogs? Also where do you get a supply from?



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I believe there is a company that developed a pre-prepared powder diet for pacmans. I think the idea was that it contained essential nutrients and things of the sort and was low in fats like certain foods that some pet owners like to give them (i.e mice)

Also when talking about the "best" food, I might be taking this a different way than you mean. As far as readily available and cost effective, I can't imagine that other anurans are going to be practical. Also I don't know how complete of a diet other anurans are, unlike the prepared diet where we know for sure the nutrition content.

Do you know the nutritional value of bullfrogs? Also where do you get a supply from?
I don't like prepared foods, its unnatural. bullfrogs are very impractical for the common keeper haha. but, when you gut-load them with various food items, they can be very nutritional, also, they make the pacmans work to catc the food. I breed my own large supply of bullfrogs, so, its very practical for me to feed them to the pacmans.



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I don't like prepared foods, its unnatural. bullfrogs are very impractical for the common keeper haha. but, when you gut-load them with various food items, they can be very nutritional, also, they make the pacmans work to catc the food. I breed my own large supply of bullfrogs, so, its very practical for me to feed them to the pacmans.
I am assuming that the bullfrogs are tadpoles or newly morphs?

Feeding captive bred bullfrogs is probably OK parasite wise, but I would never feed anything a wild caught bullfrog. They are relatively well known to carry parasites etc. and they don't always show signs of having a parasite. -Seth



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I am assuming that the bullfrogs are tadpoles or newly morphs?

Feeding captive bred bullfrogs is probably OK parasite wise, but I would never feed anything a wild caught bullfrog. They are relatively well known to carry parasites etc. and they don't always show signs of having a parasite. -Seth

nope, the pacman can takedown some pretty large bullfrogs. yup, they're all CB.



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Calcium coated earth worms. Those frogs need a lot of calcium.



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Calcium coated earth worms. Those frogs need a lot of calcium.
I usually give them sunlight and feed them prey that have been eating foods high in calcium and have never had to use calcium powder.



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I usually give them sunlight and feed them prey that have been eating foods high in calcium and have never had to use calcium powder.
You wouldn't need calcium if they were consuming bullfrog bones but most people feed worms, night crawlers, and roaches when accepted. Those have to be dusted in calcium or you will end up with frogs with deformed legs and other ailments.



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nope, the pacman can takedown some pretty large bullfrogs. yup, they're all CB.
How big is the pacman? Most adult bullfrogs I have seen are over 4 inches or so.



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How big is the pacman? Most adult bullfrogs I have seen are over 4 inches or so.
He's 5-6 inches long and the bullfrogs r about 3-4 inches long.



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The best food for pacmans are earthworms :)



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He's 5-6 inches long and the bullfrogs r about 3-4 inches long.
Oh wow I didn't know that pacmans could get that big!

I would also think that earthworms would be best ( if supplemented with calcium like Coastal Groovin said ).



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Oh wow I didn't know that pacmans could get that big!

I would also think that earthworms would be best ( if supplemented with calcium like Coastal Groovin said ).
I actually consider that size less than large. Ive seen some monsters before.
Earthworms are probably best by popular demand because they are convenient.



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My adult pacman's diet consists of earthworms with calcium, roaches, and the occasional silk worm.

My babies eat the same, with a few pinkies every now and then.



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You can roll the worms in calcium so that's easy. Plus Dubias are great (and don't smell at all like crickets or other things do).
The mice would only be once in a while because of the bones, a goldfish would be a substitute for a mouse.
If you use calcium you don't really need the mouse/goldfish if you don't want to.

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