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PostSubject: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/24/2011, 3:35 pm

hi everyone, got the crickets in a faunarium, i thought i saw a bug. i never got chance to catch it. today, i found it so decided to put it in a little tub.
anybody know what is is and what it's for?
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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/24/2011, 3:44 pm

The common name for it is Wooly Bear. They clean up cricket crap etc... Don't let tgem loose though, they can get through carpet quickly.lol.
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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/24/2011, 3:49 pm

i'm not going to chance letting him out. looks like it is a dermestid beetle larvae. very efficient cleaners. so much so, that that forensic people use them to clean up bone etc
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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/24/2011, 5:28 pm

always wonderd what they were lol
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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/25/2011, 3:06 pm

*UPDATE*
oh well, it has 6 legs now, must have molted or something, looks like a pupae now
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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/25/2011, 3:21 pm

Yeah they turn into tiny beetles they fly! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: caterpillar in cricket tub?   4/25/2011, 3:40 pm

the beetles look cool, i'm hoping to grow it up. the pot is covered lol
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