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    I guess I need to use thicker hardware cloth?

    These little buggers are unstoppable! Have you ever seen these guys chew through this stuff?




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    wow... I can honestly say I don't have that problem lol

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    I'm going to be buying a few ASFs this weekend to try to get a colony going.

    spitzu, you're scaring the crap out of me!

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    Just try to get ASF from good stock. You may still have problems, but you'll reduce the likeliness of it.

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    Excessive chewing like that means their missing something.

    If food is low quality, over crowded, and not given a chew block they will chew.

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    Chew = food. Once they learn it... you can't unlearn it.

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    Re: I guess I need to use thicker hardware cloth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck_Crow View Post
    I'm going to be buying a few ASFs this weekend to try to get a colony going.

    spitzu, you're scaring the crap out of me!
    They're not that bad... None of my breeders are evil like that so it's not like they're "bad stock". I think that tub was just bored since I apparently forgot to give them chew toys after the last cleaning. Wood blocks are *vital* with raising ASFs. It's nice to see them turn a 2x2 into toothpicks instead of trying to escape.

    I was just really amazed that they could chew through metal like that. I've seen them hanging on the top screen and trying to chew on it, but I always thought it was futile and just laughed at them.
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    Does it matter what kind of wood you give them?

    The reason I ask is that periodically we end up with limbs down here--mostly maple or oak. The bigger stuff ends up as firewood, but there are always a bunch of short pieces of 2-3 inch thick limbs sitting on the curb for the taking. Being as I'm a cheapskate, it's very tempting.

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    I'm not sure, but I personally wouldn't give them anything that I found in the backyard. A 2X2 is only a buck or two. You can cut that down to 1 or 2 inch sections and it should last for a while.
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