You are correct that in the wild most milkweed bugs are poisonous, due to their food source (milkweed species plants). But as Walt pointed out, Tor Linbo was working with some that weren't toxic so they could be used as another feeder for darts (and I guess other amphibians & reptiles as well). That is why I was asking if you (or anyone for that matter) had tried them and if they were the same kind that Tor is working with. So if anyone has had any experience with Tor's milkweed bugs or any, please speak up . But like you said, I wouldn't go out and collect them from the wild to feed my frogs... that might have some bad results.Ryan wrote:
I heard milkweed bugs are poisonous.
Yes you did, but I didn't do to well with them lol. I feed some off, and then my new pea plants didn't take well so I feed off the rest. So, once I finish a couple things up around the apartment I plan on trying my hand at them again.joseph wrote:
jbeetle, didn't I send you aphids once?
steelcube said:The aphids from Berkshire are quite big. I'd suggest roses or apple trees aphids instead. Some of them are even smaller than melanogaster. Great for tumbnails.