how do you gutload mealworms?

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  1. Maka_le_\'a

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    okay questions! lol im so confused! okay how do you gutload a mealworm? i cant find anything on how to do that! and there was somthign eles i was confused about! OH! if you are soppose to gutload them arent they gonna be dead? and i though they only eat things that move! please help me! lol
     
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  3. Smileen

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    Gutloading is just feeding your mealworms so they are nutritious for your leo. You can feed them potatoes, carrots, or other vegetables, or you can buy a premade cricket food (Like Fluker's Cricket Quencher). This keeps them alive, and makes them good for your leo.
     
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  5. Maka_le_\'a

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    so like just put that in the tank with the Leo?
     
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    Put all of your meal worms into a container in the fridge and put the gutload in the container.
     
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  9. Maka_le_\'a

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    okay thankyou!
     
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  11. Maka_le_\'a

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    what if i feed the mealworms like old potaoes? is that okay?? lol
     
  12. Paulito

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    I feed mine carrot (shavings) and I am going to start feeding them cricket gutload.
     
  13. Maka_le_\'a

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    okay i'll remember that! lol thanks!
     
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    Don't feed old or moldy vegetables. Definately not good for your leos. Yellow squash is a good choice. I put slices in with my crickets to serve as their water source and for additional nutrition, and the same goes for mealies.
     
  15. Maka_le_\'a

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    okay.. instead of puting the mealies in the Refg. what if i put them in a cooler with ice.. would that be okay? (i have a problem with Bugs in the fridge that if there are i wont eat or drink anything in there! lol) so yeah! lol
     
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    In the case of crix and mealies I think the fruit and veggie slices are mainly for them to get their moisture. I've heard people use mashed up, gold fish flakes, baby cereal, dog food and/or chicken laying mash to gutload and store them in. LOL!

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  17. Smileen

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    [quote name='Maka_le_'a']okay.. instead of puting the mealies in the Refg. what if i put them in a cooler with ice.. would that be okay? (i have a problem with Bugs in the fridge that if there are i wont eat or drink anything in there! lol) so yeah! lol[/quote]

    That would be a lot of changing the ice. Also, you don't want to freeze them per se, but just bring them down to a temp so they are dormant until they warm up. Pet stores give them to you (in all my experiences) in a tupperware type tub. Sometimes the tubs are small, sometimes a bit bigger. Keep it in a drawer in the fridge, or the egg shelf or the butter shelf (with the lid thingy). Then you don't have to look at them except when you take them out for your leo.
     
  18. Maka_le_\'a

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    alright that siunds good! thankyou
     
  19. herpslave

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    Buy a mini fridge just for your feeders. I used to have a mini fridge When I was really younge for my mealworms that I fed my anoles.
     
  20. Maka_le_\'a

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    okay.. when i get a job i'll do that! lol, oh wait! target is selling some really really small ones for like 20 or 30 dollers! too bad i spent all my money already!! ON A LEOPARD GECKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay! i fin. got one today! i'll post pictures as soon as my dad comes hom from work which will be around 6 central time!
     

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