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#97315 - 04/25/06 07:27 AM Pheonix Worms

The other day, I saw meal worms that were higher in calcium (pheonix worms). Is it a good idea to give him these? I know calcium is important, but too much is bad. Then again, I only give Maverick (I finally gave him a name) meal worms every few days, so I'm not sure if the boost in calcium would be a bad thing. --and also considering he can't get enough of them.

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#97316 - 04/25/06 08:15 AM Re: Mealies [Re: ]
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I've never heard of those but your right that too much calcium is not good. What diet do you feed? Each diet has a recommendation for a mealie schedule feeding.

Maybe if they are ok- using them sparingly as a treat <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />
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#97317 - 04/25/06 08:19 AM Re: Mealies [Re: ]

Right now I do a dry food (happy glider from pet pro--I guess the maker tastes every batch made to make sure it's good!), and then I rotate fruits, veggies and protein. I'd never heard of those worms either, but I just saw them and wondered if it wouldn't be a bad idea. I think they are just higher in calcium than normal mealies...

#97318 - 04/25/06 08:34 AM Re: Mealies [Re: ]

I tried those Pheonix worms a few months back and the gliders weren't interested in them at all. The Pheonix worm are also very expensive compared to mealies. I decided it was best to stick with the mealies <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />.

#97319 - 04/25/06 08:39 AM Re: Mealies [Re: ]

What would be a good amount to give him, and how often? I buy the regular ones (the big ones absolutely gross me out-the small ones are bad enough). Also, what do you use to gut load them?

#97320 - 04/25/06 08:46 AM Re: Mealies [Re: ]

How many mealies you offer depends on what precentage protein the diet calls for. I'm not at all familar with the 'happy glider' diet.

* Just found some info on the Phoenix worms ~

Mealworms ~ Calcium:Phosphorus Ratio 0.04
Superworms ~ Calcium:Phosphorus Ratio 0.05
Phoenix Worms ~ Calcium:phosphorus Ratio 1.52

I'm thinking that the fact that these worms are so high in calcium would have some affect on the balance of a diet <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />


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