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 Post subject: is this normal?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:50 pm 
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any on here use live food from pets at home .... brought crickets for my bearded dragons on sunday and more than half are dead already , they had there water changed daily , fresh veg , crushed strawberrys ....

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Normal for pets at home yes :roll: Although I have not had my Beardie a week yet my brother has has his for a while and does not bother with them at all anymore. Try and find a good local dealer or even get them offline. I got mine from a local shop saturday and all are still alive, all I have done so far is put a lettuce leaf in for them. Pets at Home probably get massive shipment into main warehouse then move them onto the individual stores so not very "fresh" for want of a better word. I do pop into pets at home now and then as im a delivery driver and use the car part for breaks lol anyways everytime im in there the live food is half dead and the "pets" do look in a sorry state sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I have just had to buy some meal worms from them.But i inspected every box first, plus also expensive!! :evil: But i needed the food asap

Live food direct is very good for delivering healthy live food, and very good rates as well.Plus we get a discount for them off of here, look in the discount section.

Live food should last approx a week, if lots are dying before your beardie gets a chance to eat them....you are buying to many :D

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:01 pm 
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I find pets at home have around half(ish) the amount of insects in their pots compared to the online stores I use, and as said they don't last very long!

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 pm 
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i brought the smallist box i could get roughly 20-30 in there put them in the cricket pen ive got they/ve lasted 3 days well annoyed was about to give my dragons some just after 6pm and found there all dead now they have to wait till morning as all pet shops by me closed

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:47 am 
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Our local Pets at Home keep live feed in a dark cold corner so they die off quickly. If you need to buy from them find out what day they get the delivery. To stop them dying off when you have them at home make sure they don't get too wet by removing damp substrate and food, keep them warm and somewhere light. If you can get hold of it try gel instead of water to stop the idiots drowning themselves.

I used to get locust in bulk from Live Foods direct every 2-3 weeks as it was cheaper and fresher though it was a bit more effort to keep them. I'd buy small-medium ones so would grow into large size.They were kept in a large faunarium with a small heat pad under half of it set to 28C, lots of space and ventilation and egg boxes/ toilet rolls to climb up away from the heat if they wish.

I now have an established roach colony and I'm hoping I won't need locust anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:27 pm 
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I have just ordered 500g of meal worms from them and a pot of 45 wax worms....and forgot to put the discount code in :roll: never mind only a pound i lost.


how do you keep mealworms?do i have to feed them etc?

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:21 pm 
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I can keep morio worms for weeks I think they live on the bran :lol: all I do is keep removing their casts :lol: so I think their the same :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:31 pm 
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I'm fairly certain meal worms can live on ground bran...at least when waiting to be devoured by a beardie.

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:11 am 
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lol thanks both of you.I chucked a few salad leaves in and they devoured that over night.

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:07 pm 
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I find online suppliers to be the best for live food (livefoods or livefoodsdirect) i have a good local reptile place that has good quality live food, but they actually get their stock from livefoods.co.uk which is based about 10 minutes from where i live, there very good, always on time and good amounts and no dead ones. Ive never brought from pets at home but i have brought crickets from the pet chain "Jollies" before and at least half of them where dead.

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 Post subject: Re: is this normal?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:55 pm 
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I have to admit I must be one of the few , in regards locust and morio worms , the pets at home in Southport have always been okay and last :)

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