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    Default Nutritional value of feeder insects...

    ---------------Crickets---Meal worms---Wax worms---Super worms
    Moisture %-----69.07------62.44----------61.73--------59.37

    Fat %----------6.01-------12.72----------22.19--------17.89

    Protein %------21.32-------20,27----------15.50--------17.41

    Fiber %---------3.2--------1.73------------7.59---------6.80

    Ash------------2.17--------1.57------------1.02---------1.20

    Ca, ppm--------345---------133------------283----------124

    P, ppm---------4238--------3345-----------2161---------2320

    CA/P ratio %---0.081-------0.040----------0.131---------0.053
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    So, then which is best?

    A single protein source, or a variety of which kind?

    Obviously waxies are fatty cheese burgers which should only be eaten as a snack!

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    I don't like wax worms. I still with other stuff.
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    Wouldn't that information change depending on what you gutload with? I think so, at least a little or there would be no sense in gutloading at all. I guess those are averages, right?
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    This information is different on almost every single website you find it on. THAT is what confuses me...

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    They can differ but the numbers are usually not far off from eachother... Each company may show different outcomes due to their gut load... These charts should be used as a base only and should not be taken as 100% accurate... In every chart it does show exactly how close a super worm is to a wax worm in fat content...
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    Like with a lot of things ... the chart is a guide.

    And that is why it would be different and confusing.

    The chart gives you a general reference and then you can make a better choice as to what you are feeding your Leos.

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