Complete nutrient content of 4 species of commercially avail. feeder insects enhanced diets during growth...


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It does show gutloading the bugs results in enhanced nutrient content. It would be interesting to see their nutritional values after gutloading with veggies or comparisons after using different commercial reptile gutloads

Klyde O'Scope

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Curious (and unfortunate?) no roaches were included in the study.

Very interesting. So, if I’m understanding it correctly, superworms aren‘t so bad as a staple feeder and in some ways are better than crickets?
Did you mean mealworms?
Study said:
They also suggest that for most insectivores properly supplemented lower fat insects such as crickets, or smaller mealworms should form the bulk of the diet.
...or did I miss something in another part of the study (entirely possible)?
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