Mealworms are very easy to rear. These are simple instructions on
establishing a colony. Mealworms page two has photos and more
Zophobas morios a larger but very similar feeder to the mealworm. They are
different from mealworms in care and are also lower in chitin (the hard
exoskeleton) than mealworms making it easier for your reptiles to digest.
Breeding instructions for waxworms
including photographs by Kenneth K. Uy.
the best but most under appreciated insects in terms of food value, maintenance
and ease of breeding has to be the Nauphoeta cinerea or as most people in
refer to it, the Woody.
NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE DRY CRICKET DIET or GUTLOAD created
specifically to enhance your chameleon's health
An escaped achetus domesticus gets eaten anyway by a stray
Agelenopsis aperta. House crickets
Achetus domesticus arereadily available and reasonably
priced. They're also easily gutloaded, making them an excellent primary
can be kept in a large plastic container, with air holes punched in the
top. You should cover the mealworms with a thick layer of wheat middling
to provide bedding and a food source.
Superworms are similar to mealworms but larger.
are soft-bodied fat grubs and make an excellent complement to your pet's
Walking Stick Diapheromera
femorata is one of the most common species of walking stick in the
their uncanny resemblance to German cockroaches, Nauphoeta cinerea
or woodies carry no
diseases and prefer to live outside under dead wood.
Pillbugs, also known as sowbugs, roley pollies, or woodlice are
correctly classified as terrestrial Isopods, and belong to the Class
Crustacea which are part of a larger group, Arthropoda, or jointed-legged animals.
Ms. Kelly's Midle School class found this great link.
Maybe there's a future herpetologist or entomologist among them
The Orthoptera Species File is a taxonomic
database of the world's Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, katydids and
crickets), both living and fossil. It has full synonymic and taxonomic
information for more than 24,250 valid species, 40,800 taxonomic names,
151,800 citations to 12,100 references, 54,900 images, 186 sound
recordings, 39,900 specimens, and keys to 2,500 taxa.
http://phasmida.speciesfile.org/HomePage.aspxThe Phasmida Species File (PSF) is a taxonomic
database of the world's Phasmida (stick and leaf insects, known as
walking sticks and walking leaves in the U.S.). It contains full
synonymic and taxonomic information for over 3,400 valid species and
over 4,300 taxonomic names (all ranks, valid and not valid). There are
over 24,000 citations to references. There are also images for many
http://lis.snv.jussieu.fr/flow/ The FLOW (Fulgoromorpha Lists On the
WEB) Project is an on-line database on planthoppers (Hemiptera,
Fulgoromorpha). Its goal is to permit entomologists and other interested
people an easy access to a synthesis of available biological published
data on this group.