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 #2214696


Ron burgundy
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 Keeping crickets alive

what can i do to keep crickets alive for two or three days? do they need water? food? heat? i usually just drop them all in the tank but then they lose there calcium dust and i really dont like having that many in the tank. the anoles dont eat them all and they die.



04/16/11  01:51pm

 #2214718


Thirteen
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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2214696


 Keeping crickets alive

Get one of those little critter keepers, or if you plan on having many many, a large plastic storage container would work.

Don’t give crickets water as the second their antenna get wet, they can’t move, and they’ll die. Use vegetables for hydration, and those will also gut load the crickets making them more nutritious for your anoles. Also, you can buy Fluker’s orange cubes, as they’re loaded with vitamins and calcium c and they’re very easy to use. Just add a few to your critter keeper full of crickets and keep the jar refrigerated. Cubes in the critter keeper will be good for a few days.

Also make sure to provide the crickets with hiding spots, for instance by using egg crate cardboard, as crickets without hiding space get kind of cannibalistic.

This is exactly how I keep my crickets and I’m able to keep them alive for weeks.



04/16/11  05:53pm

 #2214722


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  Message To: Thirteen   In reference to Message Id: 2214718


 Keeping crickets alive

thank you, im keeping only like 30 crickets at a time so im just gonna use a ten gallon tank. will they be fine at room temperature?



04/16/11  06:17pm

 #2214855


Thirteen
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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2214722


 Keeping crickets alive

You’re welcome! Hey the bigger the better! When I’ve ordered 500 I tossed them in a ten gallon. when I do like 30 crickets the critter keeper i put them in is tiny hahaha.Room temp will be fine!



04/17/11  04:31pm

 #2215181


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  Message To: Thirteen   In reference to Message Id: 2214855


 Keeping crickets alive

thank you so much



04/19/11  09:03pm

 #2221737


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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2215181


 Keeping crickets alive

I don’t have the best of luck.

I have a large Kritter Keeper, and usually buy 2-3 dozen crickets at a time.

I have egg carton pieces, Flukers cricket food, and lettuce/potato in with them, and still half usually dies off. :/



05/30/11  12:44pm

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  Message To: VooDoo7   In reference to Message Id: 2221737


 Keeping crickets alive

What? No water?! What you do is put the crickets in a plastic bin with egg cartons on tightly packed exo terra soil. Then there should be a sponge dampened with water. Crickets are always keeping their antennas up so they won’t get it wet. I’ve found that munched up dog food works best for food. Leave the crickets in the bin for a few weeks then take them out. Keep the bin with moisture and at a temperature of 80 degrees



05/31/11  06:57pm

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Thirteen
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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2221979


 Keeping crickets alive

Galanoth, a sponge of water is not necessary if the person is using a moist cricket diet or providing vegetables.



06/01/11  10:40am

 #2222083


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  Message To: Thirteen   In reference to Message Id: 2222079


 Keeping crickets alive

Yes but munched up dog food works bet and that dosen’t have moisture



06/01/11  11:18am

 #2222089


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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2222083


 Keeping crickets alive

Please read the section on crickets/roaches in my "Raising Feeders" post. Rabbit or mous/rat pellets are higher in protein and much cheaper than dog food. Polyacrylamide provides moisture without any danger of drowning. A substrate is not needed and makes cleaning much more difficult. A few containers of moist organic compost will provide adequate space for them to lay eggs.



06/01/11  12:35pm

 #2222105


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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2222089


 Keeping crickets alive

Anthrax, how many care sheets do you have?



06/01/11  03:14pm

 #2222120


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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2222105


 Keeping crickets alive

Three or four



06/01/11  04:37pm

 #2222672


Ron burgundy
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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2222120


 Keeping crickets alive

did you just learn everything by experience, cuz ive read things on your care sheets that work real well that ive never heard anywhere else.



06/04/11  09:13pm

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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2222672


 Keeping crickets alive

It’s either that or Antrax doesn’t do anything else but do research with a computer



06/04/11  10:16pm

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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2222685


 Keeping crickets alive

I’ve been keeping Green Anoles since 1963.



06/05/11  12:16am

 #2222702


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  Message To: Atrax27407   In reference to Message Id: 2222701


 Keeping crickets alive

Yep. It’s experience



06/05/11  12:42am

 #2222928


Ron burgundy
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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2222702


 Keeping crickets alive

dang, have you ever kept any other lizards?



06/05/11  08:21pm

 #2222929


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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2222928


 Keeping crickets alive

Who?



06/05/11  08:24pm

 #2223063


Ron burgundy
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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2222929


 Keeping crickets alive

atrax, but you can answer too galanoth!



06/06/11  03:05pm

 #2223079


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  Message To: Ron burgundy   In reference to Message Id: 2223063


 Keeping crickets alive

Beardie, allies, and fencies



06/06/11  04:01pm

 #2223128


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  Message To: Galanoth   In reference to Message Id: 2223079


 Keeping crickets alive

Some other Anolis species and local species like skinks and the odd rat snake or two.



06/06/11  07:59pm


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