Feeding Hornworms

Discussion in 'Feeder Forum' started by Sircal, May 22, 2016.

  1. Sircal

    Sircal Embryo

    I ordered hornworms and they took 13day to be shipped to me by the time I got them all the food they were shipped with was gone. I tried this recipe I found online problem is the worms wont go near the stuff they are dyeing from starvation rather than eat this stuff lol I was wondering if anyone has ever had success with this home made chow or is it just misinformation floating around the internet forum to forum?

    1 cup (100 g) of non-toasted wheat germ (Bobs Red Mill, Milwaukie, OR)
    1/3 cup (25 g) of nonfat dry milk (Sanalac, Fullerton, CA)
    4 tablespoons of agar (generic)
    1 teaspoon pure raw flaxseed oil (nonboiled, Sunnyside Corp., Wheeling IL)
    1/2 tablespoon nutritional flake yeast (generic)
    1 vitamin C tablet (1000 mg) (generic)
    2 vitamin B tablets (generic)
    2 multivitamin tablets (generic)
    1 tablespoon of table sugar (generic)
    2 1/2 cups water

    1. Place vitamin tablets in blender and reduce to a powder. To this powder, add the wheat germ, powdered milk, and sugar and blend until the dry components are well-mixed.

    2. Remove the dry mix from the blender and add 2.5 cups of boiling water. While mixing at low speed, add the agar. Be careful to replace the lid on the blender before turning it on. Blend for one minute and then add the dry mix and continue to mix.

    3. Add the linseed oil and increase blender speed. You may need to manually blend the diet while the blender is running. The diet gets rather viscous at this point.

    4. After blending for about 5 minutes, add the nutritional yeast flakes and continue blending for another minute. Components in the yeast are heat labile, thus, yeast is added as late as possible.

    5. Once the diet is thoroughly mixed, pour it into a plastic tray that has a sealable airtight lid. The diet will solidify and remain usable for about 7 to 10 days if kept refrigerated."

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