How long can silkworms go without food?
the thing with silkies is they ONLY eat mulberry leaves or a chow made up of mulberry leaves, there is no special gutloading technique for silkies besides keeping them fed with mulberry - so if he or anyone has silk worms, they are ALWAYS gutloaded.....you CAN give them shaved carrots or beats, but from my experience, if you try feeding only vegetables with no mulberry in their diet they die off quickly.Not sure.
But you should always be gutloading your feeders. The nutrients they gain from the food you give them will be transfered to your cham via ingestion. Gut loading is essential to keeping chameleons healthy.
Incorrect. Silkworms will also eat dandelion leaves, soft squash, romaine lettuce and thin shaved carrot. Their diet must be at least 50% mulberry based, but they grow and thrive on a mixed diet just fine.the thing with silkies is they ONLY eat mulberry leaves or a chow made up of mulberry leaves
I don't think I've even had one go cannibal on me yet, lol. Way too easy to maintain.Superworms can go forever! they start eating eachother though...
Anywho, CARRRROTS! They nibble the carrots when they get hungry enough. They can't live off of carrots, but it will sustain them temporarily AND gutload them with something different. I've also had them eat romain, I haven't tried dandelion and squash yet though.