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I got MEALIES!
I got MEALIES!
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Apr 07 2012
04:54:50 PM
I went out to PetSmart today just to get out of the house, and got my babies a little container of mealies. I have a couple of questions.. How many mealies do you feed per glider, and how often? I have them on the HPW diet, if that makes any difference. This is going to be their first time having mealies, so I don't know how they will react, lol. They are in their pouch snuggling with me right now.

Also, is it true that feeding insects makes gliders smell? I have a feeling that is a load of crap that PP told me, but I don't know..
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Apr 07 2012
05:21:52 PM
lilangels Super Glider Visit lilangels's Photo Album 315 Posts
PP tells eevryone not to feed anything fresh. I think it's all a bunch of bull. Howe many to feed depends on the size of the mealies. The large ones from petsmart I will do about 4 per glider. Smaller ones can be upto 8 per glider per day. I do have to admit some days my gliders get extra mealies...especially the pregnant or nursing moms. I feed the hpw diet too. If your gliders don't take the mealies at 1st break them with a finger nail or cut them in half so they can smell the inside goodies. I always break the worms for the younger gliders to entice them to gobble them up. I used to be scared to even touch a worm and now I am puncturing their skin with my nails...shakes head...what has my life come too...lol.
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Apr 07 2012
05:44:01 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
I feed mine in the morning so it doesn't ruin their dinner.... and I admit, I am weak and I let them eat til they don't want anymore. Oddly enough they eat probably about 10 then they are all finished.



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Apr 07 2012
05:48:15 PM
RChurch Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit RChurch's Photo Album RChurch's Journal USA 1377 Posts
Jazz, as much as I love this picture...I gotta ask...Have your meal worms turned into beetles by now? HOLY COW THAT'S A LOT OF STINKING WORMS!!!!

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Apr 07 2012
05:48:57 PM
StellaAnLuna Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit StellaAnLuna's Photo Album 1063 Posts
hahaha! JazzNZoeysmom that dont look like 10...lol...that looks like Thousands!!!:) Too cute. Love the picture.:)

Hollybugz: I hope your babies love there first mealies...Im sure they will haha!:)

~Erica~
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Apr 07 2012
06:14:04 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
Rebecca,...no, not yet luckily. A few have turned into aliens so I make sure I feed them before they change all the way. I think that's why we keep them in the fridge, to keep them from turning. They kinda lay dormant in the cold, but you should have seen them go wild at room temp. with some carrot in their...WOW!

I got these from Camielle. 3000 of the little buggars!
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Apr 07 2012
06:32:49 PM
Hollybugz Super Glider Visit Hollybugz's Photo Album 215 Posts
I might have to try a few tonight and see how they do :) Im excited to see what they think!
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Apr 07 2012
06:39:11 PM
JazzNZoeysmom Zippy Glidershorts GliderMap Visit JazzNZoeysmom's Photo Album USA 5354 Posts
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Hollybugz</i>
<br />I might have to try a few tonight and see how they do :) Im excited to see what they think!
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If they don't like them at first try breaking them in half. And you may want to use tweezers,... if they decide they like them, all bets are off...they grab & bite first, ask questions later!
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Apr 07 2012
06:41:22 PM
Hollybugz Super Glider Visit Hollybugz's Photo Album 215 Posts
I'll definitely have to use tweezers, lol. I'm not a worm fan (touching, not eating, lol) but I think my babies will like them!
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