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    Registered User jellotoad's Avatar
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    Question Mealworm Question...

    do they eat dead mealworms? That's unhealthy for your gecko, right?

    I know crickets do it...

    I just want to be cautious..






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    Re: Mealworm Question...

    Most geckos are not going to touch dead worms. First of all, they aren't all wriggly and interesting, and second, they smell bad. But it's a good idea to clean out the dead ones from your leo's enclosure every day just to be sure. And also to avoid the rotting insect smell... ick.
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    Re: Mealworm Question...

    Oh, I never leave a dead mealworm in the terrarium bowl.


    I was just wondering if mealworms were cannibals like crickets.

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    Re: Mealworm Question...

    I have seen mealworms eat dead mealworms or beetles if they haven't been given water or veggies recently enough! They seem to devour them more out of thirst than simply just eating each other in my experience.
    -Kat

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