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PostSubject: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/22/2011, 11:57 pm

this past weekend i bought 20 crickets that shouldve lasted two weeks.one week has passed and im down to freaking three crickets,some were eaten and some just died.my check this week is all for one fat bill and i dont think ill have enough change to get more crickets til next weekend,im not sure though cause tomorrows pay day.i have the three crickets and leftover fuzzy mice i was planning to give just as a treat.sheesh next week im definately going to buy another cricket enclosure and super stock both cricket houses so i dont ever have this problem again.
any suggestions or words of wisdom for this predicament?

my female emp used to share "her" burrow on the warm side with the male now shes just a female dog. i added another flat stone and started a burrow under it for the male so he didnt have to share on the warm side.he doesnt use it and just goes to the far end flat stone burrow on the cool side.
should i seperate them?is my male comfortable on the cooler side above substrate 77-81 degrees.
should i put the heat lamp directing to the middle of the enclosure to evenly distribute the heat?
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/23/2011, 2:50 am

you only need to feed your scorpions about once a week, they can go months without food. 3 crickets should be fine for 2 weeks if you ask me
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/23/2011, 2:58 am

Oh shining I can only say if you are staying with crickets (i need to because someone here hates roaches) that you buy just enough for one week.

These things die very quickly, they stink and what not.

I'd say, if it is a huuuuge scorpion 3 crickets a week are more than enough.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/23/2011, 8:50 am

Start breeding Blaptica dubia and Shellfordela lateralis, problem solved.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/23/2011, 9:22 am

Are they adults? i say this as if the female is suddenly b i t c h y may be due to her being gravid Smile

do you feed your crickets?

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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/23/2011, 12:48 pm

I have 2 emperors and 3 Bark scorpions, as well as a tarantula.

When I run out of food, I usually buy 6 large (for my emps), and 12 mediums for the rest of my creatures.

This lasts me about 2 weeks. Extra crickets aren't necessary, they have a short life span in a box.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/24/2011, 1:48 am

yay.i had enough to pick up some more crickets tonight.phewwww.but not enough left over for cigs.oh well,my babies come first.im prepared for a long broke weekend and week ahead of me,at least all my responsibilities are taken care of and fed.

i live with people who hate cochroaches(i hate em too) as well but whatever,they also hate snakes and scorpions that i love.that would be awesome to breed some roaches but im sure i would have more than enough roaches to handle.
what would i keep a colony of roaches in?where would i get em?feed em?
i dont like the faster ones as i dont want to lose a couple trying to get one out and have em running around my room when i sleep and in my clothes.ewwwahwehhh.

the female was always rude to him but even more so now,kinda like my babys mama.
should i get another ten gallon and hook him up with his own pad?set the two tanks up side by side and let em share the lamp?

and yeah i feed the crickets dog food,cat food,fish food,lettuce,potatoes sometimes,and flukers cricket quencher.its calcium fortified is that bad??
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/24/2011, 2:53 am

Wow Shining...Im pretty much the new chick when it comes to Scorps but Id say maybe youre seriously overfeeding your babies?
I have a tank w/12 C. Sculpts in it & I give em 18 crickets every 2 wks..I do toss in whatever I find in the yard though....
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/24/2011, 5:11 am

For breeding roaches all you need is a rubbermaid container, a few egg cartons (the ones that have no lid), the roaches, the chicken food and fruits and vegetables for moisture.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/24/2011, 9:59 am

Dog biscuits. I bought a small flat faunarium and dump the crix in. I give them some damp
Substrate and some shredded carrot, banana. Give them a lil heat and the tiny crickets start appearing. I take them out and put them in a regular cricket tub. These tiny crickets seem to scare the crap out of my slings. I even smashed one of their heads in bit no avail. Spider wasn't interested. As for my cavimanus I think it ate a cricket for the 1st time because it's
MIA. The murinus, that thing eats anything. It's smart and knows to grab the crick from the head witha mind bogglingly quick strike. I put a wood louse in to eat the dead crux but the crickets made short work of it lol. I'm not expert on crickets but they breed like the Chinese.

I'm considering a roach colony. And a bean weav colony. Just for more bugs to learn about.

Hope any of that makes sense and slightly helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/24/2011, 1:28 pm

thanks any bit of knowledge helps.
where do i get these roaches?what size tub??
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PostSubject: Re: cricket predicament and greedy female   6/28/2011, 12:31 pm

dude i have a 4i-5i ( i dont remember what instar it is atm) but itll eat atleast 6 large crickets in a matter of 12 hrs. If youre worried about overfeeding, than dont feed it, i feed mine every 2 weeks and they both eat everything in the tank with no problems.

as for the crickets and roach questions, i cant answer those seeing as how i live 5 mins from a pet store that refuses to run out of crickets =)
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