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RE: Some info

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Posted by: ajr at Thu Feb 17 18:27:40 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ajr ]  
   

No, waxworms are not the same as meal worms. Waxworms are small whitish caterpillars (moth larva). They are very soft, unlike the meal worm.

The meal worm isn't the best overall food. They have a really hard shell and they aren't very nutritious. This animal needs to bulk up and trying to feed him something that is almost irresistible is your best bet.

I've seen healthy anoles eat the entire waxworm, but they are kind of big sometimes. I doubt it would eat one in its current condition, so just a small 1/4" piece (or smaller) on the end of a tweezers to try to get it to eat something.

Don't try to hold it either. No point to freaking it out even more. You might have to be persistent. It will probably move away from you, but go back to nudging the cut end against the end of its mouth so it can smell/taste the worm.

Keep watching to see if it's lapping up any of the water droplets.

How much food depends on a lot of things. Sometimes mine ate every day and other times it went a couple of days without eating anything.

At this point, you just want him to eat one piece. Then go from there. It probably wouldn't eat a whole worm for a little while.


   

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