Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Nursemaia, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    I live on the east coast and get these all the time at my porch. Do you think they're edible? 20170420_155725.jpg 20170420_155725.jpg
  2. poison

    poison Avid Member

    Hi, I'm not too sure what they are however when feeding anything from outside there is always a risk of it being contaminated by either parasites or pesticides etc. would highly recommend you don't feed anything that has not been Cbb a few generations.
  3. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    Lacewings? Just a weak guess. I've seen them in green but I think they hold their wings to their sides not backs.
  4. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    I have a lot of land so pesticides is not an issue I'm also not concerned about parasites because I do annual fecals I believe feeding wild-caught insects add variety and is more natural than anything I could ever provide
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  5. poison

    poison Avid Member

    Hi, a lot of insects migrate great distances so pesticides still very well may be a threat here. That is the last I will speak of it if you are confident in your practice so be it. And yes that is true it provides plenty of variety. Do you research the nutritional value of the insects you feed once you've identified them?
  6. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    I appreciate you not wanting to debate on yay vs nay on wild caught or not. I know some people are all for it and others are not. I do not typically look up nutritional value, you're not going to find it readily available on most species however wild caught are gut loaded in a way that we just can't replicate.
  7. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    I believe it's a dobbins fly
  8. JoeDigiorgio

    JoeDigiorgio Avid Member

    Is that an adult ant lion?
  9. Extensionofgreen

    Extensionofgreen Chameleon Enthusiast

    It is edible and is called many things, from grantises, helgramites, to Dobson flys. The larvae live in well oxygenated, generally clean, fresh water streams and rivers.
  10. jpowell86

    jpowell86 Chameleon Enthusiast

    My melleri go bananas for Dobson Flies! Nice find!
  11. Nursemaia

    Nursemaia Chameleon Enthusiast

    I get tons of them all over the front porch, I was pretty sure it was a dobson fly but didn't know if it was safe to eat or not. I don't even have to do anything to find them, they're just there when I go outs. Mel isn't big enough yet, booo, but my other guys are so they will be getting some tasty treats then.

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