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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks for your tip.
    Last Friday Walmart got Mocha "covered".
    i have another question
    so the silk plants i rinsed one with hot water but no soap because i was worried about soap drying and i wouldnt get it all off and then it would poison mocha

    but anyways i rinsed one and put it in the cage but then i was told that the plant needs to be disinfected by boiling it so i took it out but mocha was already in it so she jumped down into the tank and made a thump sound but then she started running around just fine but i dont know if the plant already made her sick

    also can crickets eat baby spinach?

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    If the plant was rinsed well, it won't hurt Mocha.

    Here is info on what to feed your crickets. (Spinach is not the best.)
    https://www.thesprucepets.com/raisin...ed-pet-1237273
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    If the plant was rinsed well, it won't hurt Mocha.

    Here is info on what to feed your crickets. (Spinach is not the best.)
    https://www.thesprucepets.com/raisin...ed-pet-1237273
    There are several foods on the SprucePets.com link that are poor choices for cricket food. Here they are:
    • no tropical fish flakes -- too much protein
    • no dog or cat food (wet or dry) -- meant for dogs and cats, not crickets (or geckos)
    • no potatoes
    • definitely NO wheat germ!!! Wheat germ is way too high in phosphorus!

    /\ I've been the tropical fish flake & dry dog, cat, puppy, kitten food route as cricket food. Those things may have caused the death of my male leopard gecko years ago.

    • Wheat Germ
      calcium 39
      phosphorus 842
      ratio: 1 part calcium : 22 parts phosphorus

    • Wheat Bran
      calcium 73
      phosphorus 1,013
      ratio: 1 part calcium : 14 parts phosphorus

    • Oats
      calcium 54
      phosphorus 523
      ratio: 1 part calcium : 10 parts phosphorus

    Kretschmer's Wheat Germ is commonly sold in the USA.
    For 98 click: Common Mealworm & Superworm Beddings -- Use something else!
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-20-2018 at 02:23 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

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    Birby ~

    Please scroll back to post 15 on this thread. I shared best and good things to feed the crickets. Can you find that post?
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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)

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    There are several foods on the SprucePets.com link that are poor choices for cricket food. Here they are:
    no tropical fish flakes -- too much protein
    no dog or cat food (wet or dry) -- meant for dogs and cats, not crickets (or geckos)
    no potatoes
    definitely NO wheat germ!!! Wheat germ is way too high in phosphorus!

    /\ I've been the tropical fish flake & dry dog, cat, puppy, kitten food route as cricket food. Those things may have caused the death of my male leopard gecko years ago.
    Thank you for catching that, Elizabeth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birby View Post
    That blue water dish is cool! What a great purchase!

    Please show us what Mocha's 10 gallon looks like with 1 fake plant. 2 fake plants might work even better. You have 5 fake plants now + your mom's air plant.

    The more hiding places Mocha has, the better. She will feel much more comfortable --- less stressed --- when she's "hiding".
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 08-21-2018 at 12:05 AM.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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)

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    Wow, Mocha is really little! Those blue water dishes are really nice. Remember to keep only enough water for her to drink, and not so much that she could fall in, not be able to get out and drown. Also, make sure to scrub the bowl out really good once a week, so that bacteria doesn't start growing in it. It's called "biofilm", and it's that kinda slimy-feeling stuff that collects on a bowl that isn't cleaned often enough. You can just use some hot water and an old toothbrush to clean it.
    Last edited by GeckoLeen; 08-21-2018 at 12:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoLeen View Post
    Thank you for catching that, Elizabeth!
    You're welcome, Eileen.
    "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 a vivarium <===

    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    That blue water dish is cool! What a great purchase!

    Please show us what Mocha's 10 gallon looks like with 1 fake plant. 2 fake plants might work even better. You have 5 fake plants now + your mom's air plant.

    The more hiding places Mocha has, the better. She will feel much more comfortable --- less stressed --- when she's "hiding".
    didnt you get my email? i sent you all the ingredients too IMG_20180820_150838_890.jpg

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