Subject: Thanks for the info!
From: Deanne M.
Hi! I am a third grade teacher in Bryan, Texas. We have some Darkling Beetle/Meal Worm we've been watching our mealworms for about three weeks and are just having
some beetles. I am interested in keeping them so the kids can see the cycle begin, so your information was invaluable. Great site!
Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you and your class found my meal worm information useful. I wish you much enjoyment and interest as you watch these little
creatures go through their life cycle.
Subject: Corns with Kings?
From: marcie g.
Hi! I have two corn snakes, a regular and an Okeetee. They are both under two years old. Recently I have been considering buying a four year old California King snake. Would
there be any problem in putting the King snake in the same terrarium as the two Corns?
I am so glad that you e-mailed me because you have averted a disaster. King Snakes LOVE to eat other snakes!! Do not put a king snake with your corn snakes. I know of couple
of collectors who have even had one king snake eat its mate while being kept together in an enclosure. You will have to house it separately. But California King snakes are beautiful
and you might want to get it anyway. I imagine that you are enjoying your corn snakes a lot. Aren't they lovely? Keep in touch.
Subject: BURMESE PYTHON FEEDING QUESTION
I HAVE A SIX-MONTH-OLD FEMALE BURMESE PYTHON NAMED SYDNEY. SHE IS EXTREMELY DOCILE AND HAS NEVER BITTEN ANYONE. ALSO A GREAT EATER. I RECENTLY FED HER A PRE-KILLED, THAWED DAY OLD CHICK.
SHE WENT RIGHT FOR IT, BUT SEEMED TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE BEAK OF THE CHICK. I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR HER TO DIGEST, OR IF IT WENT DOWN THE WRONG WAY COULD IT
DAMAGE HER STOMACH. HAVE YOU HEARD OF ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS?
I have not heard of a python having trouble with a chicken beak; however, I know that it is difficult for snakes to swallow rodents that they eat tail first because the legs
can stick out at awkward angles. I suspect that it is possible for a beak to cause problems. There is certainly no reason not to remove the beak before you feed your snake. Pythons
are known for eating birds, however, so I imagine that in nature, they have to deal with the beaks! Good luck and let me know if you learn any more about this.
Subject: Hoping you can give me a hand with MHC
From: Daine Q
I once had a couple of Madagascar Hissing cockroaches that I purchased from a local pet store. This was a one-time lucky purchase, as these critters are not typically a highly
desired item (imagine that!) At any rate, the store no longer carries any of these charming little beasts, and mine have long since departed (not escaped... just gone to cockroach
heaven). I would be most grateful to you for your assistance in locating a supplier of these insects. Hope you have a great day, and I look forward to hearing from you.
You can get hissing cockroaches from Carolina Biological Supply Company in Burlington, North Carolina. I ordered six a couple of years ago and they have reproduced three times!
So you may get a very good deal for your money. Good luck. I agree that they are charming critters!