Cricket substrate

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
There isn’t anywhere near me that sells them locally but I suppose I could buy them online… I think I will stick to crickets, though. They breed like crazy!
Ok or bsfl is an option a long w/ silk worms- feeders are cheaper on line
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
Silkworms are great feeders, they have nutrients that other feeders don't have.
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
No kitty litter, use oatmeal. Then cardboard egg crating or toilet paper rolls [ or paper towel rolls ] for the cricks to crawl and hide in.
Alright, good to know! I have plain oats that I use for gutloading, should I ditch the bowl and make that the substrate?
 

AHBD

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Yep, just a half inch or so and make sure it stays dry. It's easy to scoop out dead crickets and it controls the odor. Works best if you have an open or screen top.
 

J4ckdaw-

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Leo
Yep, just a half inch or so and make sure it stays dry. It's easy to scoop out dead crickets and it controls the odor. Works best if you have an open or screen top.
Perfect! I have my crickets (usually 200 at a time) kept in a 30 gallon aquarium with a mesh screen top at the moment. I think I’ll try the oat substrate
 

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