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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    I believe I may have recently picked up a bad batch of walmart worms, worms were perfectly healthy. However, some of my snakes got horribly sick. I thought first it was bad fish, but after swapping out the source for the fish, I am not so sure. I was sure the sick snakes weren't going to survive.

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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    Never heard of these worms causing issues. These were the DMF Canadian Night Crawlers?
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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    Those are the ones, I will see how they do this weekend when I feed without the worms.

    Sypthoms resembled that of calcium and thiamine deficiency, however it coinsided with swelling and a puffy appearance. Lots of water drinking and obviously neurological, altered coordination. Happened within 24 hours of feedings. Not sure if anyone might have any thoughts. Thanks

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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    What else are you feeding?
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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    Deli Salmon, nothing else.

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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    Switch to rodents

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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    How is the snake doing?
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    Re: Bad night crawlers from Walmart *Alert*

    So, I fed on Sunday and observed through Monday. I did not see the tremors and swelling I saw the last three feedings. However, they did not eat well, I guess they were less hungry and possibly less interested in the food without the worm smell. No plan of action, I will probably feed without worms for a while.

    I have recently started using a reptile vitamin, has anyone experienced any issues with vitamins before? Dosing and usage? Thanks.

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