Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Cricket probelm.


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Hello, so over the past week or so I have many crickets around the upstairs area. I have caught/killed at least 8. I have found many outside but I don't know if they are coming from outside or upstairs, I keep the crickets upstairs in my room, and is it OK to just feed ender worms, I don't want to keep having crickets esacping, and can I give worms the same stuff as crickets

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ok so I just found an article on here and, is there any other things that I cou,d use as a staple diet, other than beetles,roaches,and crickets/locusts

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Utah, soon to be in rural New York!
    Posts
    483
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    You have a few options:

    •Secure your cricket cage, maybe send us a photo to look for escape routes. When you are taking them out to feed you can do it in a bath tub in case of escapees. If no more are escaping and they are coming in from the outside you may have to spray down doors and windows with bug killer.
    •You can transition to Dubia Roaches to avoid the escapees, they are just as, if not more nutritious then crickets and easy to breed.
    •Ditch the staple diet and feed a whole variety of worms accompanied by roaches and crickets. It won't solve your issue of escapees but it is by far the healthiest way to go of it can be provided, you could even cut crickets out of the diet completely provided you have enough variety.

    I would reccomend you switch to dubia roaches. Mealworms, as I presume you mean, are not the healthiest compared to everything else. So no, you cannot feed only worms just as you cannot feed only crickets. As for gutloading, all feeders should be gutloaded, you can gutload mealworms with oats, bearded dragon food, etc.* That should be accompanied by fruits and veggies. The main difference from crickets and mealworms in terms of diet is that the water source will be in the veggies and fruits (If you use water crystals with crickets) as well providing an edible substrate to further help gutloading.

    Click: Leopard Gecko Caresheet (Eublepharis macularius)...demo video & 4 Jan 2013 update
    *See above for further information on proper diets sufficient for gutloading.

    Good luck Adam, contact us for anymore questions!
    Last edited by PoppyDear; 08-02-2017 at 12:02 AM.
    Cold-blooded...
    But warming my heart
    》0.2.1 Leopard Geckos
    》0.0.1 Crested Geckos

    Advice from a
    GECKO
    Know when to let a part of yourself go▪Open your mouth▪Shed your past▪Look out for yourself
    Likes Zux liked this post

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyDear View Post
    You have a few options:

    •Secure your cricket cage, maybe send us a photo to look for escape routes. When you are taking them out to feed you can do it in a bath tub in case of escapees. If no more are escaping and they are coming in from the outside you may have to spray down doors and windows with bug killer.
    •You can transition to Dubia Roaches to avoid the escapees, they are just as, if not more nutritious then crickets and easy to breed.
    •Ditch the staple diet and feed a whole variety of worms accompanied by roaches and crickets. It won't solve your issue of escapees but it is by far the healthiest way to go of it can be provided, you could even cut crickets out of the diet completely provided you have enough variety.

    I would reccomend you switch to dubia roaches. Mealworms, as I presume you mean, are not the healthiest compared to everything else. So no, you cannot feed only worms just as you cannot feed only crickets. As for gutloading, all feeders should be gutloaded, you can gutload mealworms with oats, bearded dragon food, etc.* That should be accompanied by fruits and veggies. The main difference from crickets and mealworms in terms of diet is that the water source will be in the veggies and fruits (If you use water crystals with crickets) as well providing an edible substrate to further help gutloading.

    Click: Leopard Gecko Caresheet (Eublepharis macularius)...demo video & 4 Jan 2013 update
    *See above for further information on proper diets sufficient for gutloading.

    Good luck Adam, contact us for anymore questions!
    Couldn't I just do a work diet, like a vriety of worms

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Utah, soon to be in rural New York!
    Posts
    483
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    I think it would be difficult but plausible. You would need a big variety and you need to look at the nutrition level to provide a well rounded diet. Most, not all worms are very fatty and their calcium, protien, etc. are much lesser than crickets and dubia. It is going to be very difficult to get ahold of certain worms, keep them alive and gutload them.

    I assume you would feed mealworms as the primary diet, which is not the best nutritionally, some use super worms but I don't think they are much better. If you aren't going to provide a staple then you need to get ahold of other worms for a balanced diet and I would still reccomend adding dubias and crickets.

    Why not give dubia a go?

    Compare nutrition here;
    The Most Complete Feeder Insect Nutrition Chart | The Reptile Report
    Cold-blooded...
    But warming my heart
    》0.2.1 Leopard Geckos
    》0.0.1 Crested Geckos

    Advice from a
    GECKO
    Know when to let a part of yourself go▪Open your mouth▪Shed your past▪Look out for yourself
    Likes Elizabeth Freer liked this post

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyDear View Post
    I think it would be difficult but plausible. You would need a big variety and you need to look at the nutrition level to provide a well rounded diet. Most, not all worms are very fatty and their calcium, protien, etc. are much lesser than crickets and dubia. It is going to be very difficult to get ahold of certain worms, keep them alive and gutload them.

    I assume you would feed mealworms as the primary diet, which is not the best nutritionally, some use super worms but I don't think they are much better. If you aren't going to provide a staple then you need to get ahold of other worms for a balanced diet and I would still reccomend adding dubias and crickets.

    Why not give dubia a go?

    Compare nutrition here;
    The Most Complete Feeder Insect Nutrition Chart | The Reptile Report
    Yah I think I'm going to do crickets, we don't want roaches. I just wanted to know if there were alternatives

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA: Oregon
    Posts
    20,503
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    74 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)

    Default


    LOG IN TO CLOSE THIS AD   


    Poppy just linked this feeder chart. Compare the bugs and worms right here.


    17342539_1319514908116112_444175116466682477_n.jpg
    click to enlarge
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
    Thanks Adamk3691 thanked for this post
    Likes PoppyDear liked this post

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •