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gromgroms
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PostSubject: cricket help   1/4/2010, 1:26 pm

about a month ago i bought 100 crickets in a big tube, plenty of egg cartons

they did fine on the vitamin supplements, and seemed to eat potatoes, oranges, (esp. potatoes, ive heard mixed but the breeders say its fine)

however, many started going missing, i went through 100 in a month, maybe feeding 25 to my scorps. this cannibalism is vicious, how can i stop it?
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PostSubject: Re: cricket help   1/4/2010, 2:16 pm

Yep, I just feed mine every once in a while. They are very vicious!

The only thing I can suggest is to possibly give them a bigger environment/enclosure so that they are less inclined to eat each other.
I've had this problem ever since i've had scorps. I buy two tubs of about 25 - 30 crickets and a tub of about 8 locust every month or so. The circkets last ages until about three weeks in when they start to cannibalize.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket help   1/4/2010, 2:23 pm

ahh 3 weeks then? alright
theyre in a large kritter keeper. i dont know the brand's size catagories, cause i know of one bigger by the same company but yea, plenty of hiding places and stuff.

i hate crickets Sad and my scorps dont like cockroaches (or the live one i tried)
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PostSubject: Re: cricket help   1/4/2010, 2:38 pm

Yeah I just bought 1000 crix man they are always eating. I bought some cricket diet and gel water from fluker's both about 16 oz jars. The pile of food last almost an hour, hopfully they will almost last a month.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket help   1/5/2010, 2:48 am

well, I think you should cut back on the number of crickets. I go max about 20-25 crickets in a large kritter keeper and most survive. I only need this amount to feed 3 scorpions for a month. The less crickets, the more room and less fighting over food and stepping over each other. Just remember, large adult crickets will die quickly. I found that buying medium crickets lasts longer as they continue to grow and molt. They're not that different in size from adults either (from where I buy them) and don't make that much noise as they haven't gotten their wings yet lol.
This has worked for me, hopefully it will for you!
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