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  • #3064
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    Jennifer
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    Cricket Contest

    Ricky likes sunbathing outside.

  • #3068
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    CritterDepot
    Keymaster

    This pic gives me major deja vu. I’m sure Ricky loves the year-long sunshine. We’re getting pretty cold in the north east right now, and I’d never take our reps outside this time of year. What part of the country are you in?

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    • #3071
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      Zoodulcis
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      Ricky is awfully photogenic. How old?

      • #3074
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        Jennifer
        Participant

        Thank you! I believe Ricky is somewhere between 1 to 2 months old in this picture.

      • #3075
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        Zoodulcis
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        He did look like a youngster in this shot. How old is he right now?

      • #3076
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        Jennifer
        Participant

        Ricky is between 6 to 7 months now.

      • #3077
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        Zoodulcis
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        I bet he is eating his fair share of crickets these days. How many per week do you think he chows on?

      • #3081
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        Jennifer
        Participant

        He eats at least 10 or more crickets a day. He would probably eat more if I let him, but I like to mix in dubia roaches, mealworms, and hornworms into his diet just to give him some variety.

      • #3083
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        Zoodulcis
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        You sound like a very caring keeper. What do you gut load his food items with?

      • #3097
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        Jennifer
        Participant

        The dubias and crickets get some roach and cricket nutrient-dense feed and those water crystals as a water source. The hornworms get hornworm chow and the mealworms get oatmeal and carrot slices.

      • #3107
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        Zoodulcis
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        Hornworm chow! Cool. Any particular brand that you/they prefer?

      • #3142
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        Jennifer
        Participant

        I actually do not have any preference. All of the hornworm chows I have tried have not set up correctly.

      • #3145
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        Zoodulcis
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        Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean by ‘set-up correctly.’ Can you describe the problem with these mixes?

    • #3073
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      Jennifer
      Participant

      Yes, I definitely agree! We’re getting kind of cold in the southeast as well, but I like to take Ricky out whenever we have a warmer day.