walmart meal/butter worms?

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by heartben, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. heartben

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    any opinion (or fact) on if they are safe or not? i was just looking around and saw they had a few different kinds of bait and noticed they had butter worms and stuff.

    let me know what you think. dont get mad if its a super stupid question :)

    -ben
     
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  2. suzi

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    Not only safe but butter worms are very high in calcium, very nutritious :)
     
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  3. heartben

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    i think they had wax worms too

    i was wondering more about like.. is it safe to feed a bug initially inteded for fishing - but i suppose they would likely raise the same way huh? heh.

    so yeah if no one has thought about checking walmart... i guess they have some stuff... i think the prices seemed decent too, i think the butter worms ended up being about 20 cents each or something.. it was 4 dollars a container, the other stuff was cheaper.
     
  4. suzi

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    Wax worms are very high in fat, I would only feed them once in a blue moon. As far as I know butter worms are kept cool and don't need to eat so I wouldn't think you would have to worry about it. You could always ask what they feed there insects, then you will know for sure.
     
  5. ChameleonsInMyHouse

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    did you know that Ghann's Crickets originally started decades upon decades ago selling, traveling by car selling crickets as fishing bait?

    you can feed off your cham virtually any insect as long as you know its not affected by pesticides or it isnt a poisonous butterfly, moth, spider or centipede. i would be careful about bees as well. but chams have been known to eat bees without problems.

    im sure we all know though, that NO keeper in their right mind would waste time catching bees and risk getting stung themselves lol
     
  6. heartben

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    haha i totally just watched the ghanns episode of dirty jobs and they mentioned that.

    that is really awesome. alright, well then i guess i know where to go if i need some butter worms :)

    thanks everyone, i appreciate it.
     
  7. carol5208

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    dang, walmart sells butterworms?
     
  8. suzi

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    My friends chameleon lost his tongue from eating a bee!:eek: although you are absolutely correct, they usually eat them without problems. Firefly's are incredibly toxic, there is a member on here who lost a bunch of bearded dragons that were eating fireflies, they were so toxic that most of the dragons died before even swallowing!!!! Crazy huh? All that aside I love feeding safe wild caught insects and great story about Ghans I didn't know that:) p.s how is the "devil child" :p
     
  9. suzi

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    I know right! And so much cheaper than the pet store, there it's highway robbery!
     
  10. heartben

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    did i stumble upon some new (or not widely known) information!? w00t.

    i didnt look at everything they had but they had at least 4 kinds of worms at my walmart, i didnt bother to read everything else.. when i saw the price i was satisfied with the butterworms.
     
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  11. SonTigerPantherCham

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    Hi Ben,
    after looking at your post I went to walmart.com
    I cant find the worms!?:(
    can you tell me where to look, please!
    thank you, anne
     
  12. Dez

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    I think you have to actually go to the store I don't think they would have it online. It would be in the fishing bait section of the store... they usially have a little fridge with a few worms variates and nighcrawlers
     
  13. heartben

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    exactly what dez said. i wouldn't lie to you though, they definitely have them in my area. i think it was like 3.99 for 20 (for the butterworms), something like that. i havent been around the block as far as buying insects but i think thats pretty good. they seemed to have reasonable prices on all the worms though, i just didnt take note of exact prices/quantities.
     
  14. SonTigerPantherCham

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    the last thing I would think Ben is that you would lie about this!!
    thank you to both of you.
    Unfortunately in this town they wont allow any type of "box" store. drives me nuts!, but they also dont allow billboard signs, which I like!
    Guess I will have to stick to coastal and mulberry!
     
  15. carol5208

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    The new kid on the block scores! yay!!!
     
  16. heartben

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    wow. i just checked and the closest one is like 40 minutes away. that is nuts!

    if you are interested id be happy try and ship them for you?

    they seemed fairly cheap on georgiacrickets.com (no affiliation, haha)

    hmm.. it looks like youve got some bait and tackle places near ya! definitely check those out!
     
  17. ChameleonsInMyHouse

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    i did not know that about fireflies! thank you! and hahah the devil child. she is an angel. but i am starting to think she is not gravid anymore!

    nothings wrong with her, but there are certainly no visible eggs.
     

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