NANFA-- Re: Nightcrawlers

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 14:26:21 -0400

I use nightcrawlers to supplement the diets of my various turtles and as
a staple around this time of year to beef them up for hibernation. I
usually shoot them up with baby food- either sweet potato or carrot for
the beta carotenes- helps maintain color of box and spotted turtles and
boosts the immune system. It's a good way to get vitamins or medicines
into a picky eater or recently aquired wild turtles that haven't learned
to eat the commercial diets yet. If I had some big bad ass fishes like
Bass or Bowfins I'd probably do this for them too.