Feeding frogs flies

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Feeding frogs flies

Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:14 am

Hi all...again

Believe it or not I can't find any resources on the net to help me
I have some wingless fruitflies for my frogs to dine on
The problem is getting the flies IN the tank before they all escape as well as not letting the entire culture lose in one sitting!
Does anyone have any tricks of the trade they've figured out in regards to this?

Helen

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Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:31 am

Hi Chris,

Previously that is what I have done, but all my flies seem to hatch at one go and my poor frogs end up in a swarm of food!
And those that didn't hatch or leave the container quick enough ended up dying because of condensation

hmmmmm
dilemma

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Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:36 am

Chris,

If you don't feed them flies what do you feed them?
There isn't that many small insects for small frogs
I can get baby locusts but I hear you have to cut the back legs off to stop the spikes injuring the frog once eaten and that kinda makes me shiver.
I can also get small crickets up to 10mm (which I'm starting to think is a good idea - except for the fact that they are nz$12.95 for 25 not including nz$7.50 postage!)

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Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:15 am

Yeah when I think about it your right
Flies die too quickly and I end up having to dangle them at the end of a pair of tweasers next to the frog trying to make it look alive!
crickets it may be then
Well at least with frogs there isn't much mess to clean up, no over-charged vet bills and no walks! hahahaha

Just one question. Woodies???? Are they like wood lice?

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Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:29 am

Oh I undertsand now!
Hahaha!
No wonder I hadn't heard of them.
All the cockroaches over here I see are big enough to eat my frogs!

Speaking of wood lice
Would they be okay to pop into the tank?
I mean - do frogs even eat them?

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Postby Didiman » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:03 pm

Hi Helen, if you mean those slaters yeah go for it. They like to hide a lot living mostly in dark places, so its best to feed them to your frogs in a separate tank. You could also try this website based in NZ, which deals with a large selection of other insects


Biosuppliers


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Postby helen101 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:06 pm

Thanks for the welcome and the website :)


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