Larvae in cricket pen

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Larvae in cricket pen

Postby lin66 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am

The last lot of crickets I ordered came with a small black beetle. I wasn't too worried as I thought it was the dermestid beetle that I'd read about. However the pen is now infested with larvae and they're not furry like they're supposed to be. I hope you can see from photo. Does anyone know what they are and if they're dangerous for my beardie?
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Re: Larvae in cricket pen

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:43 am

I'm not sure what those are. Probably just another kind of cleaner crew larva though. If they are getting to high in numbers, you may want to replace the substrate with fresh and throw the old substrate in an outdoor garbage bin.
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