Baking Soda?

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Baking Soda?

Postby dragonkeeper3 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:56 am

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Hi,
Is baking soda okay sprinkled in a cricket tank? For odor reasons?
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby Laurmann2000 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:23 pm

Wow, that's a great question. I hate that smell. I wonder about even just a box of baking soda in with the crickets. Or maybe a bowl full with a screen taped on top so they can't eat it.
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby LJean » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:31 pm

I was waiting for someone to post to this. I too thought it was a great question. I have no answer though.
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby Grixxly15 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:09 pm

I don't see why not. As long as you can ensure that the crickets won't eat it.
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby LJean » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:14 pm

would it be bad if crickets ate the baking soda?
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby Grixxly15 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:25 pm

The liquid in the crickets digestive system may react with the baking soda and create gas. Assuming crickets have to way of reliving gas, they will die.

Feed some crickets baking soda. See if it effects them in anyway?
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby whiskersmom » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:03 pm

And always remember that whatever your crix eat, then your beardies will also be eating it. So I think I'd be very careful with what I fed my bugs. :)
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Re: Baking Soda?

Postby LJean » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:07 pm

I understand what we feed to the cricks, we feed to our dragons. That is why I asked what the harm might be. I would surely test it out on crickets, but not feed them to my dragon. :)

I kill off more crickets and the smell.... ugh!
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