Are bean weevils available as feeders. Please not, I’m not asking about bean beetles, but bonafide been weevils, aka Acanthoscelides obtectus.
It was a peer reviewed academic publication, so I think the error would have been corrected. The problem is google has a hard time finding info on the chemical composition of obscure bugs. Frustrating.Interesting. I'd look for a second source to be sure it wasn't a typo like spinach.
The reason I ask is that I stumbled across a chemical composition of them that had the calcium to phosphorus ratio of like 15 to 1!
Bean beetles are not weevils, though they are called that. They are missing the long rostral appendage characteristic of all true weevils. Isopods are a good idea, as are snails.Seems valid, it's due to the Exo Skeleton mostly I believe. Beetles do not taste good to Chams, they are bitter, also very hard to digest.
Both that, and a calcium ratio similar, applies to most beetle species I believe.
Also Callosobruchus maculatus are "Bonafide, Bean Beetle Weevils" . They are labelled as Cowpeas, due to their diffrening bean choice. Both both are extremely close relatives.
If you want a smaller High Calcium feeder, why not just go to the easy basic. Isopods . You can get them in a few different sizes, baby chameleon sized (like this guy) up to 1/2 inch monsters. 12:1 C/P
Another goodie would be snails. There shell is entirely composed of Calcium Carbonate and a Protein. Chams can eat them, shell and all.
Once again, we have drastic size per species. From tiny glass snails, to massive Giant Afircans the size of footballs.
Bean beetles are not weevils, though they are called that. They are missing the long rostral appendage characteristic of all true weevils. Isopods are a good idea, as are snails.
Nice! I appreciate the correction.Neither Callosobruchus maculatus nor Acanthoscelides obtectus are Weevils. They are both known as "Bean Beetle Weevils" however.
Acanthoscelides obtectus were classed as Weevils, they are not anymore. They now belong to the Family Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles) same as Callosobruchus maculatus.
The football size snail sounds awesome!!! A head of lettuce gobbled up in hours and a 1/4" thick snail slime left behind it's travel path..awesome!!
Albinos would be interesting. Do they throw albinos very often?