crics alive longer

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crics alive longer

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Mon May 13, 2019 4:40 pm

how do I keep rickets alive longer I just got 1000 crickets and most of them are gone because there dead. also, how much crickets to feed a 13 inch beardie 8 months.
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Re: crics alive longer

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 am

They can be tough to keep alive. The keys I've found are to give them plenty of space and keep their enclosure clean. For 1,000 of them, a 20g tank with a mesh top (or similarly sized plastic bin) work well. I use cardboard tubes for housing so they have plenty of surface area to hide in. Keep the food (Fresh veges) fresh and clean out dead ones and poop regularly (at least a couple few times a week). I've also found that they prefer warmer temps (70s/80s) although they get a bit noisier in warmer temps. I eventually moved to roaches though, because I found the crickets to be fragile, stinky, and not worth the hassle.
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Re: crics alive longer

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Tue May 14, 2019 2:01 pm

I orderd a 1000 the other day and now most of them are dead :banghead:. i want to do dubias but my parent wont let me, i am also thinking of switching to worms
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Re: crics alive longer

Postby claudiusx » Tue May 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Another key is removing the dead crickets as soon as you see them. Without doing so they all start dying pretty quick ime. But like cooper said, cleanliness and proper space and ventilation are key.

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