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    I some Calciworms from Petco because my little Laputa can't seem to catch her crickets, well I figured they had enough calcium in them that they would help her MBD because she spits out the calcium covered crickets. Anyway, I put them in a little bowl in her terrarium so she could eat them on her own, and I thought she has. Turns out that below her papertowel substrate lied ALL her Calciworms! They were burried into her papertowels under everything. What dish can I keep them in without them climbing out? =[ This makes me sad... Granted she's been eating the waxworms I put in with them but I really didn't expect the calciworms to crawl out of the ceramic dish...

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    Hi aegillesp,
    I switch up the use of 4 different products. ( calcium and vits)
    My tree frogs eat most food offered when they are dusted with " Repashy calcium plus" ( calcium and vits supplement)
    Repashy Calcium Plus ICB

    I really believe it has something to do with the smell? Give it a try?

    For crickets-use a smaller size cricket and bowl feed !
    Here is a pic of my cricket bowl. ( 1.75 qt) clear glass 'Pyrex'.
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    This bowl is shared by four red eyed tree frogs each night.
    Only one little cricket left in there from last night -- must have been a hungry night !

    As for calci worms and wax worms---I don't use calcium worms.(Phoenix Worms or Soldier Grub)
    I have read too much about digestive difficulties

    I do culture wax worms ---for the moths--- my tree frogs go wild over them !
    They are very east to culture. The culture medium smells nice, too !

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    I'll look into the Calcium powder, I did go to the store and bought her some small crickets and I do have a Pyrex bowl I can use. I got the OK from my vet to use Phoenix worms and Hornworms since I bought some for my Bearded dragon. I'm going to put some in the bowl and see if that helps. She's so horrible about catching her food, She's always been a little... clumsy and not very lucky as far as her dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybyferns View Post
    I do culture wax worms ---for the moths--- my tree frogs go wild over them !
    They are very east to culture. The culture medium smells nice, too !

    Do you feed your frogs the wax worms at all? Also the Moths that come from wax worms are safe to feed to frogs also?

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