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  • #2021

    cricket baby
    Participant

    Ewe I’m touching you

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  • #2024

    cricket baby
    Participant

    Kricket would love to win food. She loves them sooooo much and the hunt is the best.

  • #2034

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Kricket looks so young!  And seems, adorably, to be begging for food right from your arm and up into your face so there is no doubt about her intentions.  What a cutey.  How old?

  • #2045

    cricket baby
    Participant

    Not sure age but yes she is small but our first so not sure age and size comparison.

  • #2051

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Where did you get her?

  • #2227

    cricket baby
    Participant

    Got her at Petsmart. She was such an unstressed baby and the girl who seemed to do the most with her was great for information.

  • #2240

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    That’s good to know.  I have a distrust of big box pet stores because so often the staff are woefully undertrained and uneducated about so many of the species for sale there.  I’m glad that you had a good experience. Did you information on diet and habitat needs there?

  • #2251

    cricket baby
    Participant

    Yes but mostly I had done research before. My main need is trying to figure out how to keep crickets alive for extended periods. This is the most annoying part.

  • #2263

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    What did you finally come up with as the best way to keep crickets alive?

  • #2266

    cricket baby
    Participant

    I haven’t. I should probably make a thread. I just ordered more. Going to try keeping them under a bed for maybe more darkness. They get orange blocks, potatoes, oatmeal, and cornmeal. Then the yellow and blue flukers quenchers. The last batch lasted a week. That’s so not good enough. They were doing good then they just started dying.

  • #2287

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Doing good and then they just started dying!  I could be totally wrong here, and it could be a disease or something, but perhaps it’s dehydration.  A quick and easy way, at no cost to you, to see if this is the case, is to put in a piece of very damp sponge.  Rewet it a little every 3 days and see if that helps with survival.  I know that in the part of the country I live in, where the humidity is typically 20-25%, potato would not be enough.  Just a thought, and if you try it and it makes a difference, please be sure to share that with us, as I bet other readers could benefit from this knowledge.