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    Thank you. I completely missed that. Definitely won't be using it. Ever.
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    While we're talking about food options, I recently learned that there is a difference between Supersized Mealworms and Super (aka Mori??) Worms. Never realized there was a difference before this.

    But in the same article I was reading, the person commented that actual Mori Worms (which are more nutritious, I gather) have some kind of stingers and that Geckos quickly learn to eat them head first.

    So now, I'm worrying that if I get him Mori worms, and he doesn't instinctively eat them head first (with regular mealworms, he just kind of grabs them in the middle and chomps -- ends up looking like he's smoking a cigar for a second or two), will they bite him and harm him? OR discourage him from eating?

    He's such a happy little guy and such an eager eater, I don't want to do anything to mess with that. I'm going to be trying to get him to eat Dubia roaches again, but he seems very fond of the meal worms. And since the super worms are better for him but look similar, I thought they might be a good option if they won't harm him.

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    He's such a happy little guy and such an eager eater, I don't want to do anything to mess with that. I'm going to be trying to get him to eat Dubia roaches again, but he seems very fond of the meal worms. And since the super worms are better for him but look similar, I thought they might be a good option if they won't harm him.
    I don't know about the differences in those worms.

    Because of relatively high protein levels in dubia, I wouldn't recommend dubia as a full time diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I don't know about the differences in those worms.

    Because of relatively high protein levels in dubia, I wouldn't recommend dubia as a full time diet.

    So what about regular meal worms? That's what he's current eating (and enjoying immensely). I want to get him eating other insects as well, but for the foundation of his diet? I really want to avoid crickets if I can help it. Naturally, I'm dusting them one feeding with Reptile vitamin powder (without D3), one feeding with Calcium with D3 (I have the Arcadia Shade Dweller, but he doesn't come out in it enough for me to rely on it to provide him iwth sufficient D3), and one feeding with plain calcium powder.

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