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Ed was just saying another post that chitin is perhaps 7 times more digestible than earlier believed. I would imagine that its probably fine
 

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Wanted to hear from those (if any) who feed exclusively (or majority of the time) bean beatles and how long you have been feeding these. My concern is long term effects of the shells causing impaction or other digestive tract problems.

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Robb

Hi Robb,

I've been feeding D. ebraccata a diet of more than 90% bean beetles for more than a year now without issues. If you look at the diets of various dendrobatids in the wild tends to be very high in a number of species that are considered to be high in chitin such as ants and other small beetles.

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I've had problems with feeding bean beetles to Ph. bicolor. One of my females repeatedly had a rectal prolaps, only after feeding bean beetles. Now of course this is not scientific evidence but it did scare me off a little and I stopped feeding bean beetles altogether. No prolapses since.
 
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