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    So I've been breeding crickets, and I found that Eco Earth works very well. The only thing is that it molds pretty quickly. Every day I check on the eggs, and there is always a little patch of mold growing. I pick it out of course. I've been trying to stir it up a bit every day to try and keep the mold down. Is it harmful to the eggs? Is there a different substrate that works well for crickets to lay their eggs in? I tried a mix of moss and sand but they don't seem to like it very much. I don't know if that's a good substrate to use, I just figured I'd try something different.

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    I don't breed crickets in bulk, but they are breeding in my AFT enclosure which has an eco earth substrate. I never get mold in there. I do have a container for gut load for the crickets (and the super worms which are also breeding in there) but I remove it before misting. I wonder if it's the food that's causing the mold and if you can find a way to move the food before you moisten the eco earth.

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