Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

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Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby sixxmum » Fri May 15, 2009 4:19 pm

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Our eggs come in a recycled plastic container, or foam, so I never have extra cardboard cartons to use for the crickets and the ones they ship with are not enough. Is there someplace to buy them?

And, why do I have so many dang dead crickets? We got an order of 1000 on Tuesday. Today is Friday. The lizards probably ate about 150 Tuesday, 225 Wednesday, 225 Thursday, and 150 today. So, right now, I am almost out of live crickets, but there are at least 250 dead crickets in the container. I can't get the kids to clean it every day and I don't have time with my work schedule. They are being fed cricket food from reptilefood.com and we have a chick waterer. They have egg crates, plenty of ventilation, and the temps are good. If I buy 2000 at a time, we still go through them in a week because of the die offs.
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby kinky » Fri May 15, 2009 5:20 pm

You could always improvise and use something instead of egg cartons. After all, they're only looking for somewhere to hide, not specifically egg cartons.

I can't help on the mortality issue though :banghead:
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby jortiz9758 » Fri May 15, 2009 5:54 pm

What I use are the empty cardboard toilet paper rolls and the empty paper towel rolls....The larger rolls I cut in half....works perfect!

As for the dead crickets....What seemed to help me with the dead crickets was when I switched over to the "Orange Cubes"...it works fantastic as an all in one feeder for my crickets....I just throw a few in , and they have all the food water and vitamins they need in one magic orange cube. :D
And only a very few die off.
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby kinky » Sat May 16, 2009 3:28 am

sixxmum wrote:Our eggs come in a recycled plastic container, or foam, so I never have extra cardboard cartons to use for the crickets and the ones they ship with are not enough. Is there someplace to buy them?


Just stumbled upon this and thought of you :) $5 for 5 egg flats if i remember correctly...

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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby zebraflavencs » Sat May 16, 2009 3:36 am

Also check diners, they get their eggs in bulk, and they come in ?? You guessed it, egg crates ! Just ask them to hold the days egg crates, and you will have more than enough !!
And, free !
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby sixxmum » Sat May 16, 2009 5:52 am

Thanks for the ideas, Janie, and for the bump, Kinky! I never read the dubia posts, so I would definitely not have seen it otherwise!
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby dorazio150 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:46 pm

http://www.thebugdepot.com/EggFlat.htm

really good deal. got some supplies from him
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Re: Buying cricket egg cartons? And cricket death

Postby cackums » Wed May 20, 2009 5:47 pm

Grocery stores. when they get their apples, the boxes that contain them have a somewhat egg carton in them, which they just throw anyway anyways
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