This pack Contains:
- 1 x Tub of Waxworms
- 1 x tub of Mealworms
- 1 x tub of Pachnoda Fruit Beetle Larvae
- 1 x Arcadia Insect Fuel
This pack is intended to be a treat pack for your Adult (1 year +) Bearded Dragon, it contains 3 different types of livefood and a pouch of Arcadia Insect Fuel.
The idea behind this pack is to provide some variety to your pet bearded dragons diet, we would advise using the waxworms first as they will soon pupate into moths! They are proportionally high in fats compared to other feeder insects so we consider these as a treat feed, great for getting your dragon to hand feed, use a few of these every few days to keep your dragon happy but not addicted! a tub will last around 1 -2 weeks if you can store them somewhere cool (not the fridge)
The Mealworms can be stored in the salad drawer of your fridge and will stay dormant for months like this, take a few out and leave at room temperature and after 30 minutes they will be wriggling around, use as a salad topper to get fussy dragons to explore their salads, mealworms do have an outer skin of chitin that can be hard to digest if eaten in large quantities so we would advise using them a "pinch" at a time as an addition to salad feeds.
Fruit beetle larvae will stay alive for a few weeks if you transfer them into an insect keeper or old aquarium with some sedge peat or insect substrate in the bottom, feed them with some chopped fruit such as banana or apple which you just lay on the surface of the soil, they may start to pupate, they will form a cocoon of soil around themselves, if you catch them early you can gently break up the cocoon and still use them as feeders or leave them and they turn into brightly coloured yellow and black fruit beetles which can be kept as pets or as breeders to produce more grubs!
This pack should provide treats for your dragon for around a month, use the waxworms and pachnoda first and keep the mealworms in the fridge and feed off as required. We wouldn't advise feeding the contents of this pack to your dragon more often than monthly as obesity can be a problem for pet reptiles. If your Dragon is elderly or has low activity levels consider using the treat pack less often for example bi-monthly or as required.
As well as feeding live insects you should be feeding fresh greens, you can either feed live insects alongside veg or alternate between veg and live feeds. For Insects you should be feeding regularly to your dragon see our "staple" diet packs.
To maintain the life of your staple feeder insects feed with Arcadia Insect Fuel and Prior to feeding supplement with Arcadia Earth Pro Supplements. We have Included a Pouch in this pack as it is something you will get through all the time so we thought it made sense to include in a monthly pack.
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