Feeder Insect Care


What Do Red Runner Roaches Eat?

December 17, 2020

What Do Red Runner Roaches Eat?

Red runner roaches are also known as Rusty Reds and Turkestan Roaches. Although they’re a pest species in the southwest USA, Middle East, and central Asia, they are also a common feeder insect for exotic pets, and make a quiet...


What Do Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Eat?

December 14, 2020

What Do Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Eat?

What do Madagascar hissing cockroaches eat? Answering this question takes more than just jotting down a list of foods and moving on. In order to understand their needs, you need to understand where they come from, the role that they...


What is Gutloading?

December 07, 2020

What is Gutloading?

If you’ve been in the reptile hobby for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard that gutloading is important to your pet’s nutrition and overall health. Of course, that information isn’t very helpful if you don’t know what gutloading is...


Dubia Roach Cleaner Crews

December 01, 2020

Dubia Roach Cleaner Crews

Dubia roaches are cleaner and more odor free than other similar feeders such as crickets. Even so, there is some potential for decay or mold in a Dubia roach enclosure. This could be due to death of some of the...


How to Start a Dubia Roach Colony

December 01, 2020

How to Start a Dubia Roach Colony

Are you tired of the endless trips to the pet store to get feeders for your reptiles? Is the smell of dying crickets permeating your household? There’s an easy solution: set up a dubia roach colony! They are easier to...


What Do Dubia Roaches Eat?

December 01, 2020

What Do Dubia Roaches Eat?

What do dubia roaches eat? It seems like a simple question, but the answer is actually a bit complicated! The topic of insect nutrition is complex, with research being done all the time and new discoveries every day. Researchers must...


What Do Waxworms Eat?

November 16, 2020

What Do Waxworms Eat?

What do waxworms eat? Like many feeder insects, their wild diet is surprisingly different from what they eat in captivity. Whether you’re just curious about Galleria mellonella’s wild diet, or looking for tips on caring for your feeders, keep reading....


What Do Black Soldier Fly Larvae Eat?

November 12, 2020

What Do Black Soldier Fly Larvae Eat?

What do black soldier fly larvae eat? This may seem like a simple question, but the answer is actually a bit complicated, and depends on context. Whether you want to know Hermetia illucens’s natural diet in the wild, or what...


What Do Hornworms Eat?

November 05, 2020

What Do Hornworms Eat?

What do hornworms eat? This may seem like a simple question, but the answer is actually a bit complicated, and varies depending on context. Whether you want to know the Manduca sexta caterpillar’s preferred wild diet or what they can...


What Do Mealworms and Superworms Eat?

November 02, 2020

What Do Mealworms and Superworms Eat?

What do mealworms eat? What do superworms eat? These questions may seem simple, but the truth is that although these two common feeders are quite similar, the topic of insect nutrition is complex. It’s important to consider not just what...


How to Care for Dubia Roaches

June 30, 2020

How to Care for Dubia Roaches

What are Dubia Roaches? Dubia roaches (Blaptica dubia) are also known as orange-spotted roaches, the Guyana spotted roach, and the Argentinian wood roach. These are a medium-sized type of cockroach native to Central and South America. Dubias are one of...


How to Care for Mealworms

June 30, 2020

How to Care for Mealworms

What are Mealworms? Mealworms are the larvae of the Tenebrio molitor darkling beetle. They look very similar to superworms, which are also a type of darkling beetle, but in fact they are two entirely different species! Mealworms are a popular...