strange caterpillars...

Discussion in 'Feeder Forum' started by dan420, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. dan420

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    I just recieved some crix in the mail from www.grubco.com and they were all a pretty good size, except for two really big ones. However, there were also 3 very strange looking caterpillar type things in there. They had a reddish body and had some hairs all over them too. I really wish i had taken a picture of them, but i just acted impulsively and killed them. Anyone have any idea what they may have been?
     
  2. JEFFREH

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  3. shrap

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    I would not worry too much. I have had all sorts of different insects show up with my cricks. It is actually pretty common. Spiders, caterpillars, roaches, beatles, etc. I would say that 1 in 5 shipments will have "extra" passengers.

    If you have the extra space I would suggest you raise your own. It really is a breeze to do. Give them food, water, heat and a place to lay eggs and they do all the rest. It is much cheaper that way in the long run.
     
  4. JEFFREH

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  5. KLiK

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    dan i have gotten those little caterpillars in the crix i get from petland every now and then i just get rid of them.
     
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  7. dan420

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    yeh i wasnt really concerned or anything, they were just kind of weird looking.
     
  8. JEFFREH

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  9. KLiK

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    they are fast moving little things
     
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  11. dan420

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    yeh, i was surprised, when i first saw it and went to grab it, it went right out from under my hand
     
  12. Derek

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    Those little caterpillar thigs are actualy little bugs that eat dead things. They are at all of the feeder breeders because allot of there rodents and crix die. We did a little experement with them at one of are stores we put a dead mouse in a paper bag with a bunch of those caterpillar things and within a week it was bones.
     
  13. KLiK

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    damn. are they safe to feed to reptiles?
     
  14. Derek

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    I’m not sure if they are safe but I would not take the risk. They are interesting though
     
  15. Derek

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    They only eat dead things
     
  16. OysterBoy

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    Wimps...


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  17. dan420

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    wow, that is quite amazing, the thing with the mice....im not letting him go anywhere near my beardie, alive OR dead.
     
  18. Derek

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    Yes they are amazing bugs we get them the most in our dog bones thats where you can sometimes find hundreds.
     

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