Getting crickets to survive!!

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Getting crickets to survive!!

Postby MrFordEL » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:47 pm

Im posting this to ask anyone have the best way of making crickets live alot longer?

I brought 1000 20 day old crickets for my frogs and within 2 day most of them were dead

so it hasnt been a week yet and i am in need of more crickets.
it gets hot here and then we have had some cold days therefore which killed my crickets.

Anyone with any advice???

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Postby Kristyy » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Well that sucks : (
What a waste of money

(sorry I have no hints either)

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Postby MrFordEL » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:56 pm

Ive gone for little bit bigger crickets this time see how they survive

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Postby Chris Key » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:56 am

things I've learned over the years:

1) plenty of food (carrot etc) changed each day
2) water in a sponge, not a bowl so they can't drown
3) ventilation - this one is the most important IMHO. I keep my crickets in a large plastic tub with a big hole cut in the lid, the flyscreen over the hole. Before I did this, I was having trouble keeping them alive two weeks.
4) Warmth when it's cold, cool when it's warm. I keep my crickets on top of my tank in the cool weather (I get some sub zero temperatures during winter) where the heat from the light keeps them warm, or in summer I keep them in the lounge room which is air-conned and stays under mid 20's. I find the crickets are much more susceptible to cool weather than warm weather.

Hope that helps!

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:28 am

Ok cheers


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