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PostInsect Rod on 4/30/2017, 9:09 am

I thought I would try a little moist dry cat food for my Dynastes t. L 3`s.
They have plenty of rotten oak wood and such from the forest, so would this be advisable or just let be? They look fat and healthy so far.
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PostT.C. on 5/1/2017, 12:11 pm

I would give it to them in a small amount and somewhere you could get it back easily to avoid mold.
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PostInsect Rod on 5/1/2017, 3:54 pm

I was thinking an empty clean soup can placed horizontal down in the substrate a little. Place the food towards the back, I think most of it would stay in the can and you could remove and empty the container easy.
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PostT.C. on 5/2/2017, 9:31 am

@Insect Rod wrote:I was thinking an empty clean soup can placed horizontal down in the substrate a little. Place the food towards the back, I think most of it would stay in the can and you could remove and empty the container easy.
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Yeah, that might work. Just be sure it's easily accessible with no edges or you bury it a little in the substrate.. Otherwise they may have issues getting in or out.
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PostNathan on 5/4/2017, 6:07 pm

I feed mine a high protein cat food from L1 to L3. They won't touch it until it molds. I place two piles towards the bottom and up against the side of the container. Each pile is about a teaspoon full. I replace it after it's gone. You will grow mites if you use it.
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PostInsect Rod on 5/4/2017, 8:20 pm

Haven`t tried the cat food yet, so far the rich moist substrate, one banana, and mushrooms, the type people eat has kept them very nice and plump.
Not sure I need any mites, we have plenty of red bug mites, sometimes called chiggers, LOL
I may or may not try the cat food.
Thanks for the opinions.
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