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PostSubject: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 12:24 am

As topic states, would the remaining crickets still be safe for consumption?

I assume the cause of death for the other crickets are old age since most of the dead ones have wings. My question is, could the dead carcass degrade the health of the crickets that are still alive?
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 2:48 am

Well they might start eating the dead cricket. So i recomend you take them out. But you should be fine. Crickets die all the time from old age usually. But you should clean the tank anyways just so that it doesnt stink up on you.Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 3:40 am

right, i cleaned the tank earlier and gosh did it stink. it stinked so bad its hard to explain lol. my crickets feed on cabbage. =)) i use them to feed my pet Oscar fish too so i was wondering if their quality would decrease due to the many carcasses around them for 1 day.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 3:40 am

Pretty much what Eddy said. Take out the dead ones before they get nasty, but the lives ones are still good.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 5:12 am

we feed our crickets carrot. Maybe that would help? Since carrot isnt leaf like and more solid and...I dont know, im grabbing at straws.
We used to put my hoppers into a tank but we buy crickets every week and keep them in their own containers. They seem fine on us and dont die.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   3/9/2008, 11:48 am

I dont keep crickets any more because of that same reason. I use roaches. But i did buy some cricket last week and just threw them in with my roaches so they are eating oranges, and dog food.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   4/10/2008, 1:50 pm

i had a box of black field crix and i forgot about them completely. my room started to really stink and when i looked into the box they were all dead and it was the most discusting smell ever pale
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   4/10/2008, 2:21 pm

And that's why you should get roaches. Very Happy Almost no stink, and they live for a long time.

Also much more low-maintenance than crix.

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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   4/10/2008, 3:46 pm

the crix are safe unless they died from a mite infestation - then you'd be running the risk of spreading the infestation.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it still safe to feed crickets when others from the same enclosure have died?   4/10/2008, 7:29 pm

I have had instances where I forget about the roaches and they end up still beign alive months later.
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