Crickets

10 cents each (10 for $1.00)
18% protein, 6% fat, 74% moisture

Feed to...

Pros

* Reptiles

* Tarantulas

* Scorpions

* Amphibians

* Nutritious when gut-loaded

* Cheap

* Easy to get

* Enjoyable for pets to hunt

Cons

Lifespan

Species

* Can be loud

* Fast - can escape

* Can smell if kept in quantity

Approximately 3 months

ASA sells the cricket species 'Gryllodes sigillatus', which is a tropical house cricket.

Superworms

10 cents each (10 for $1.00)
20% protein, 16% fat, 62% moisture

Feed to...

Pros

* Reptiles

* Amphibians

*Too fatty to feed regularly to tarantulas & scorpions

* More nutritious than crickets
* Cheap

* Easy to get

* Easy to store
* Easy to handle

* Don't easily escape

Cons

Lifespan

Species

* Can get large

* Can bite, but it's not common

* Higher in fat, but that can be a pro for a critter that needs to gain weight
 

Up to 1 year

Zophobas Morio
AKA Darkling beetle larvae

Dubia Roaches

30 cents each (10 for $3) for mediums, 50 cent for large, $1 for adults

36% protein, 7% fat, 66% moisture

Feed to...

Pros

* Reptiles

* Amphibians

* Tarantulas

* Scorpions

* Very nutritious

* Naturally high in calcium

* Shells are soft, so easy to eat and digest

* Many sizes available

* Cannot jump, fly, or climb easily (very rarely escape)

Cons

Lifespan

Species

* More expensive

* Can be hard to find

* Illegal in Florida and Canada

* Bury themselves in substrate, so often need to be hand-fed or fed in separate container

Several years

Blaptica dubia

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 4:30 pm-7 pm
Wednesday 12 pm-4 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm-7 pm
Friday 12 pm-4 pm
Saturday 11 am-4 pm
ADDRESS

529 Main Street Ste 6

Alamosa, CO 81101

Tel: 719-422-3393

 

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