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There are discussions in the frognet archives of people using seed bugs as feeders, these are usually boxelder bugs and are maintained on sunflower seeds. In the reports in the frognet archives, wild caught frogs were problematic in accepting them while captive bred frogs were more likely to accept them.


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If you look at the pictures of box elder bugs you will notice that the pattern and color are very similar to the species you are discussing... based on that I would expect to see a similar pattern of acceptance/refusal in frogs, and this is what I was referencing.

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You are aware that is against the law to ship plant pests across state borders without permits?

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Hmm. I didn't think about them being plant pests. I guess it slipped my mind.

I thought I've read that it is okay as long as they are already established in that area/state. Correct me if I'm wrong.
No, according to the law, you cannot ship them across a state border without a permit even if they are found in that state. If they are established within a state you can trade/sell within that state but not across the borders.

Just so you know. People do get busted for this stuff..

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I wonder why so many companies sell hornworms. Shoot, mulberry farms is even USDA inspected.
There are exceptions made by APHIS, example mealworms.. and being inspected is one of those requirements...

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