Eggflats for roaches and crickets?

CrazyChamLady13

New Member
Good morning...
I was wondering where everyone buys their egg flats from. We don't eat eggs in the house hold so I dont have many egg flats for my bugs.

Also I'm looking into a really good gut load. Right now I'm using a mixture of a fresh gutload of mustand leaves, Collard greens, carrots, apples, and orange slices. I'm using cat food which I'm aware of that shouldn't be fed to the cham due to high amounts of protien. Today will be the last day to get it out of their system. But I'm looking into a good dry gutload, and a good place to buy the ingredients.

Thank you for looking!
 

sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
You can buy egg flats online. But have you tried going to a local bakery, or a school/business/hospital cafeteria and asking if they have any to get rid of for free?

Good that you're dropping the cat food. Too much protein, fat, vitamin A....
This is what I do for dry gutload (it doesn't stay exactly the same every time, and you don't necessarily need all of the ingredients - choose ingredients to compliment your wet gutload):
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/697-dry-gutload-mix-august-2012.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/394-dry-gutload-recipe-january-2010.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/443-superworm-substrate-gutload-one.html
 

AngieL

Avid Member
I get my egg flats from the wholesale places and the supermarket. You can get the ingredients for Sandra's dry gutload at a healthfood shop :)
 

sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
I get my egg flats from the wholesale places and the supermarket. You can get the ingredients for Sandra's dry gutload at a healthfood shop :)

yikes don't go to a health food shop or you'll pay 10 times what the stuff is worth! LOL
look for places that sell bulk food for horses, chickens, sheep, and look online.
 

AngieL

Avid Member
yikes don't go to a health food shop or you'll pay 10 times what the stuff is worth! LOL
look for places that sell bulk food for horses, chickens, sheep, and look online.

:/ In Shetland there is only a healthfood shop lol! Or Holland and Barret online but that's just as pricey :) My gutlaod is worth hundreds lolol! But the supply has lasted well over a year so I'm not complaining :)
 

Kate

Established Member
In Aberdeen too. Online postage is a nono. Health food shop is the only place. It lasts for ages. My bugs eat better than we do.:)
 

Seiryu

Established Member
Have you tried any reptile shows? Usually someone has egg crates at them. I get the 12x12" ones (like 6x5 eggs). I can get 100 for $15. But I doubt you will find them for that price. But should be cheaper than online for sure.
 

Mike Fisher

Established Member
No need to pay for them. Go to your nearest breakfast restaurant. Look out by the dumpster. If you don't see any, go in and ask. :cool:
 

Yak

New Member
You can buy egg flats online. But have you tried going to a local bakery, or a school/business/hospital cafeteria and asking if they have any to get rid of for free?

Good that you're dropping the cat food. Too much protein, fat, vitamin A....
This is what I do for dry gutload (it doesn't stay exactly the same every time, and you don't necessarily need all of the ingredients - choose ingredients to compliment your wet gutload):
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/697-dry-gutload-mix-august-2012.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/394-dry-gutload-recipe-january-2010.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/443-superworm-substrate-gutload-one.html

Although a great alternative, free, I've read is best to buy them fresh spanking new, due to the salmonella risk.
 

laurie

Retired Moderator
I have enough for you, me and half the forum. Shipping is not cheap but if you want some pay the shipping and they will be on the way.
 

Yak

New Member
one stop for crickets, and egg crates

Reptile Realms ships all my feeder needs. I have four chameleons and two frogs. I am a happy customer, Rick really takes care of all our needs.:)
 

Yak

New Member
Be advised that some cricket farms employ "used" cartons.

Yes, one of the reasons why I only buy from Rick, at Reptile Realms. Best deal I've found. I purchased a dozen from him, brand new.

As for my crickets I bought about 1200 from him last Saturday. all crickets healthy.

I use Repashy superload which I also buy in one single shipping charge. Five bucks or so.
 

Yak

New Member
In 30 years or so I've never had a problem from re-purposing egg flats, YMMV.
I trust and value your experience. Wherever I read that about the salmonella may be just hype. I was using recycled as well without a worry. Until I cMe across that info. Decided just to get them new. Glad to read you Mike
 
Top Bottom