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    cricket VS mealworm

    just like the title. Im about to get some, but i dont know

    which one to buy.

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    I would go with crickets, given a choice.

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    Any reason why, Jim?

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    Are we talking live or those canned ones(I think you mentioned it)?
    If live, meal worms are cheaper and easy to breed. Crickets stink to high heaven if you keep any for a while.
    Your plant might benefit from using both. I can't say this with certainty, but diet variety is essential for us, and different insects probably have different nutrients. A variable diet of different insects could be interesting.

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    I trust a true insect to not rot a pitcher or trap. Mealworms may not cause a reaction, but given a choice, I'd use crickets. Personally, I toss stray critters in my pitchers. But Joe has more experience than I.....

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    When I used to have a leopard gecko, I read not to feed them too many meal worms, because they have a very tough shell and can be hard to digest. I'd say that a Nep's pitcher fluids can't be stronger than a gecko's digestive fluids, so I'd go with crickets too.

    But like Joe said, if you want to keep either long term, meal worms are definitely better, and you can just keep the lil ones in the fridge so they don't become beetles.

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    thanx! i was getting a canned bugs

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    Crickets - mealworms are very fatty, and in my experience (I've fed both, along with various other insects, to my plants) they tend to rot traps.
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