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Catching Flies for Reptiles – A Homemade Trap

Here is a helpful tip from Heather about how to stop paying for food to feed your reptiles and amphibians by catching flies yourself:

A Homemade Trap for Flies

After spending $10.00 a week for 6 months on crickets for the reptiles merit badge. I figured out if you take a banana peel put it in a take out soda cup, cover with a kitchen funnel making sure they fit snugly at the top. Then just set outside where it will not fall over and in the shade, in an hour or so you will have a dozen or so flies to feed your caged cridders. My toads and frogs love them!

And best of all they are free!!!

Thanks for the tip Heather! I’m sure others who have Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge will appreciate this money saving idea. A Scout is Thrifty.

If you have an idea you’d like to share, just send it to me via my Contact Page.


2 responses to “Catching Flies for Reptiles – A Homemade Trap”

  1. Selené Avatar

    How do you get the flies into the tank without them flying away?

  2. John Avatar

    Put them in the freezer for a few minutes. Slows them down to almost still. Toss them in the tank and when they warm back up they will be active again

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