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    Hello there! I was recently thinking if it's possible to catch wild insects and then raise them to feed the next generations to your pets. I mean, isn't it a way to avoid parasites? I was thinking about some big locusts around here. What do you think?

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    No. Parasites and dangerous chemicals can be passed on for countless generations. You wouldn't be able to tell if the bugs had parasites/chemicals infecting them or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo844 View Post
    No. Parasites and dangerous chemicals can be passed on for countless generations. You wouldn't be able to tell if the bugs had parasites/chemicals infecting them or not...
    Not even if l separate the eggs from the parents? I am thinking on do it with more generations till its safe to be fed

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    how will you know they're safe?
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    No. Even if you separate the eggs, disease can still spread. Kind of like hereditary diseases in humans... It is NEVER a good idea to feed or breed wild insects

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    They also aren't that easy to raise, most wild insects are 'seasonal' and require rather precise environmental cues. I've been looking into "new" feeder insects, because I hate crickets, and roaches are illegal in Canada. Firebrats seem promising apart from the need for heat.

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    What about sowbugs?

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    Are all roaches illegal in Canada, or are discoid roaches OK? Those are legal in Florida, Louisiana, etc., and are almost the exact same as dubias.

    I don't know, I think I'd try to stick with the "tried-and-true" insects that we know are safe and work for our geckos. Too much risk with the unknown.
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