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    hmmmmmmmmmm...........good point, still i would rather hand feed the roaches than keep crickets in the house........tried hand feeding them to the beardy and bout lost a finger, desided he could just catch his own after that
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    If my only choice were crix and roaches then maybe I would consider the roaches because I too would not raise crix. Nasty smelly loud creatures.

    But the silkworms are a better option for me since they are not ugly and the wife does not mind them.

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    hmmmmmmmmmm...........good point, still i would rather hand feed the roaches than keep crickets in the house........
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    Silkworm Memories

    I did it back in grade school. The memory of that experience is a good one, so much that I've been contemplating raising them again, since then. I have just been shopping on ebay for White Mulberry seeds with plans to grow some trees, then get some silkworm eggs to start a colony myself.
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    was the waxies the reason you wanted isopods? if so yah might want to skip the idea as the lil buggers are much quicker and like to hide more than the dubia's, sometimes my darts have a hard time running them down.......been putting them in the fridge for a bit to slow the buggers down and give the darts half a chance...........
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    Joseph,

    Mulberry is considered a noxious here so you can not get our hands on them. (Of course it seems everything is illegal here including my very obviously captive bred snake because it is of a species that is native to the state, but I digress.) Going with the chow is fine for me right now, depending on how things go I might shot to get my hands on mulberry later.

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    The isopods were going to be for the A. morletii I had. Unfortunatly they all expired so...
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    Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera), a relative of Mulberry, that is native to the USA is also a viable food for silkworms. Perhaps you could grow them, or have some you can harvest foliage from
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    I was not aware that the Osage orange was a viable food source. I think I have one near the community pond. I will have to check. Thanks for that tip.
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