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Old 07-17-2011, 08:25 PM
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walmart meal/butter worms?

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 :-)

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:29 PM
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Not only safe but butter worms are very high in calcium, very nutritious

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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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.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:41 PM
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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.
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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
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:10 PM
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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.
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dang, walmart sells butterworms?
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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
My friends chameleon lost his tongue from eating a bee! 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"
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dang, walmart sells butterworms?
I know right! And so much cheaper than the pet store, there it's highway robbery!
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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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