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    I am experimenting with wild caught invertebrates to offer my amphibians a more natural variety to their diet compared to the regular feeders that I buy from the pet-stores. My question is that are woodlouse that live underneath flower pots safe to feed or would it be better to capture these from a site far away from an urban setting. Are wild caught nightcrawler from my yard safe or should I just continue to buy them from petstore. Reason I am asking this is that I am unsure if my neighbours fertilizer their lawns and would be worried about cross contamination.

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    Default Re: woodlouse/pillbug and nightcrawler from my backyard question

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout hunter View Post
    I am experimenting with wild caught invertebrates to offer my amphibians a more natural variety to their diet compared to the regular feeders that I buy from the pet-stores. My question is that are woodlouse that live underneath flower pots safe to feed or would it be better to capture these from a site far away from an urban setting. Are wild caught nightcrawler from my yard safe or should I just continue to buy them from petstore. Reason I am asking this is that I am unsure if my neighbours fertilizer their lawns and would be worried about cross contamination.
    If you can get them from a rural environment that would be better and idk worms gave my amphibians parasites so it's one you should use t your own risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Wardog View Post
    If you can get them from a rural environment that would be better and idk worms gave my amphibians parasites so it's one you should use t your own risk.

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    What are the signs that your amphibians showed of parasites. I am asking because I feed night crawlers to my pets

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