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stupid Q. Can fly lavae survive being frozen????
I ask this stupid question as recently I defrosted a rat for my snake, I did this in the usual manner i always do.... pull it out of the freezer, leave it in plastic and place it on top of the fridge to prevent such things as the cat deciding to have it instead of the python......
The next morning at about 11 the rat was defrosted to room temp and not stiff, soft belly etc, I then offered it to my baby (who is a pain and will not eat whilst being watched) so i left the room and him to go about his business as I had people here for a bbq.
Later that evening I came back in not only to find the rat not devoured but its chest swollen, as i went to remove it from the enclosure its chest burst open and poured out with tiny maggots.......
So any responses to this thread appreciated
- 11-Oct-11, 01:00 PM #2
The same thing happened to me. But it also had blow flies come out aswell. But it happened before i feed the snake. About 7 blow flies came out.Currently looking for some Central Netted Dragons, Any Age or Sex
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How long had the rat been defrosted for?? Man i thought i got put off my dinner by maggots, but flies what the????
I don't think lavae will survive being frozen. It would have been during defrostingAn eye for an eye will make us all blind.
- 11-Oct-11, 01:15 PM #5
Thanx man. I am always so careful when defrosting, it just seems like such a short time line for chest bursting maggots......
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- 11-Oct-11, 01:44 PM #8
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well ill be defrosting my mice in a plastic container with a lid from now on. hahaNo one else understands.
- 11-Oct-11, 02:03 PM #9
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All I can say is EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.... will definately be sticking to defrosting in hot water!!!I held an Albino Olive and I LIKED it!!
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- 11-Oct-11, 02:11 PM #10
You can defrost inside a refridgerator...thats what I do just be be on the safe side.....as the rat sitting a room temp for a period of time then being heated to body temp for the snake is not a good look...lots of little bugs having a hey day ready to make snakie sick. Better to keep cold in the fridge and only for 24 hours...heat up to body temp and then feed.
I have always used the hot tap water method using a zip lock bag
I then use the rodent straight away and don't leave them in with the snakes for longer than a couple of hours. I generally feed extremely early in the mornings (2-3am) too so hopefully all this means i will never have to experience the maggot explosions lol.
The answer is yes many fly eggs will survive being frozen. You can buy them that way as well. A good trick used to grab a hand full of frozen eggs and throw them into someones car in the morning, by the time the owner got back to there vehicle at the end of the day, there car was full of flies. Ahh the good old days.There's a fly in my soup............................R/E/A/D
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