Catching wild bugs for herp food

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Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by ZARNF » Mon, 19 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids, gnats &
other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to just set
some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

Thanks

Martin

 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Jeremy Carrol » Mon, 19 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids, gnats
&
>other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to just
set
>some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

You can take a small butterfly like net and "swish" it through tall
grass,etc. I heard of people doing it for there newly morphed frogs.
 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Snake Whisper » Mon, 19 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Termites.

later,
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Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by KL » Tue, 20 Jun 2000 04:00:00


This is detailed in my (unfinished and unpolished) book.
http://www.stormloader.com/jenb/Newbook.zip


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> Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids,
gnats &
> other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to
just set
> some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

> Thanks

> Martin

 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Usurp » Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:00:00


catch moths at night by your porch light
 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Who? » Mon, 26 Jun 2000 04:00:00


safer to buy them.


Quote:
> Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids,
gnats &
> other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to
just set
> some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

> Thanks

> Martin

 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Justin Kimberl » Mon, 26 Jun 2000 04:00:00


I agree.  It is safer to buy them.  If you want to bread isects for
food you should start with captive-born insects or ones that haven't
been in insecticed.  Don't they sell winless flies or something for
frogs?  Do they eat crickets?  Crickets of all sizes are relatively
easy to come by in pet stores that sell reptiles if the frogs will eat
them.

Justin Kimberlin
Proud keeper of a Blue-tounged Skink (Thor) and 2 Leopard Geckos (Lou
and Frank) and hopefully a baby Red-Eared Slider in the future.



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>safer to buy them.



>> Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids,
>gnats &
>> other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to
>just set
>> some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

>> Thanks

>> Martin

 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by aeri » Mon, 26 Jun 2000 04:00:00


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>safer to buy them.

I'd second that.  You never know what bugs have been sprayed with,
particularly garden pests.  Flightless fruit flies and pinhead crix are easy
to obtain on the web.  Check places like Jurassic Snacks
(www.jurassicsnacks.com) and go on www.kingsnake.com to find dealers who
sell retail.

Good luck!
Ann

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>> Does anybody know an easy way to catch a bunch of small bugs (aphids,
>gnats &
>> other little insects) to feed some dart frogs?  I'd like to be able to
>just set
>> some kind of trap and check it every couple of days, if possible.

>> Thanks

>> Martin

 
 
 

Catching wild bugs for herp food

Post by Chris and Laurie McMarti » Mon, 26 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I agree.  It is safer to buy them.  If you want to bread isects for
> food

I'd stick with cornmeal.  Make sure you wet the insects first so the
cornmeal adheres.

Quote:
> been in insecticed.  Don't they sell winless flies or something for

Only losers sell winless flies.  I guess they're cheaper than those which
won a Kentucky Derby or two.

All joking aside--safer to buy, cheaper to catch, know the source for both!

Chris
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