Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
aweerdenburg, chattrbabe, Leelus_mom, LiveLoveGlide
Featured Member
Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12395
Last 10 Posts
Gliders of the Round Table 6
by Feather
06:44 AM
2018 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
06:53 PM
Growing wheatgrass
by AceM
02/15/18 04:29 PM
Breeding trio what to do to prevent joey snatching
by Ladymagyver
02/15/18 03:42 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
by KarenE
02/15/18 10:02 AM
Round 3 the swelling starts
by Ladymagyver
02/15/18 07:22 AM
Just a few random questions
by Terry
02/14/18 07:09 PM
Post Poned Neutering Set For March
by Claralice
02/14/18 06:07 PM
Sugar Glider Foundation has Big News!
by GliderNursery
02/14/18 03:11 PM
Hey, New Here!
by eevee081717
02/14/18 02:58 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#85199 - 02/26/06 11:50 AM Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........
Anonymous
Unregistered


I just wanted to share this info. that I had come across that many of us may not realize. I know many of us use wheat germ for our mealie bedding (I also was using it) until I discovered that on the label of the jar of wheat germ it says to refrigerate after opening! The company was contacted about this and they said that wheat germ will go BAD after 3 days of opening without being refrigerated! Here we are, using wheat germ and keeping our mealies nice and warm <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />.....since I found out about this, I have eliminated the wheat germ from my bedding and only use oatmeal, bran cereal and baby cereal.

Top
#85200 - 02/26/06 01:36 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


thanks for letting us know <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Top
#85201 - 02/26/06 03:49 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: RSXTC]
RMiriam Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 458
Loc: Austin, TX
What if you refrigerate your mealies? And the wheat germ before using it? Is it OK then?

Top
#85202 - 02/26/06 04:24 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


This info is for those who reaise their own mealies. I beleive you have to leave them out of the fridge or they will go dormant. If you just keep your mealies in the fridge then and never leave the container out for long periods of time then I am sure the wheat germ will stay fresh.

Top
#85203 - 02/26/06 05:37 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: RSXTC]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Like Denise says the oils in the germ go toxic and that's why it needs to be refrigerated. If you are refrigerating, as in for the feeder mealworms, you're okay.

I too eliminated the germ from my bedding mixture just for this reason.

Top
#85204 - 02/26/06 07:30 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


since this is the case, how is it that places are able to sell wheat germ in bulk, without it being refridgerated, when it may sit in the bins for weeks, if not months--

we bought a whole bunch that way, since it is a lot cheaper--for raising own mealies and making BML--
and have never refrigerated it because there are no instructions for it when you buy in bulk--our gliders have never been metabolically sick--
what about oat bran?

Top
#85205 - 02/26/06 07:46 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: ]
Charlie H Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 11/13/03
Posts: 1659
Loc: Wallis Texas
If you will go to the diet link and look at the BML you will see that the wheat germ used in this diet is not crude wheat germ. It is a processed product with vitamins added. I think this is where the confusion comes in. It is like the difference in breakfast cerals. Some are plain and some are the same thing only fortified with a lot of other things. Actually using the crude wheat germ in BML would alter the overall ratios of the diet. Aren't diets complicated! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Charlie H
_________________________
Rescue & Rehabilation
http://www.angelfire.com/tx/glidertree/
[]glidertree@toast.net[/]

Top
#85206 - 02/27/06 10:20 PM Re: Wheat germ bad for mealie bedding........ [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I didn't realize that about wheatgerm. i don't use bran because it's fowl after a few days, I wheat germ is the same. I'll try the baby cereal!
Thanks

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
1 registered (Hutch), 19 Guests and 59 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
eevee081717, Spooky, Jol91, awmw1121, PeteandTink
6508 Registered Users
Forum Stats
7 posts in the last 24hrs
6508 Members
135 Forums
9154 Topics
150165 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
by Ladymagyver
02/14/18 06:17 PM
Post Poned Neutering Set For March
by Claralice
02/13/18 08:47 PM
Hey, New Here!
by eevee081717
02/13/18 03:53 PM
Yogurt alternative? vegan alternative, soy or coconut
by AceM
02/13/18 02:26 PM
Sugar Glider Foundation has Big News!
by GliderNursery
02/11/18 12:38 PM
Greetings from Pensacola (logged in this time)
by Spooky
02/10/18 10:30 PM
New Forum Opened
by KarenE
02/09/18 05:30 PM
SUB Q
by josefine
02/08/18 08:25 PM
Freeze Dried Food
by Dallie
02/08/18 10:58 AM
Look Another Birthday!
by Feather
02/07/18 07:49 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20207691
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12472613
TEXAS 682708
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 636629
OHIO 546143
Member Titles 476293
MISSOURI 412465
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 389109
OKLAHOMA 372032
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 370149
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2018