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    cricket food

    hey all im tired of buying cricket food i wanna make my own i need some ideas i have oats fish food and cherios so far i need more things to put in there so my crix have proper gutload can yall give me ideas
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    Rolled oats all the way! Then fresh fruits and veggies, especially potatoes.

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    Greens, fruits, veggies, grains, protein. Offer stuff like collards, bok choy, kale, apples, oranges, carrots, peas, oatmeal, wheat bread, cheerios, monkey chow, dog food, they'll eat almost anything organic (and a few things that aren't organic ). Just pick out a variety of healthy foods and they'll eat it. Avoid lettuce cause they're mostly water. Fresh food is always better than frozen.

    I have a variety of other pet foods I have around, so I offer a little of each to my crix. My gutload consists of pheasant chow, rat pellets, hamster food, collards, bok choy, dandelions, dog biscuits, fish food, vitamin/calcium supplements, and of course the nasty veggies from my dinner plate, and my left-over apple cores, etc.
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    wat i meant was like grains i dont wanna use veggies i have cherrios and oat meals i wil use rolled grains is this enough
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    Variety is always key. I don't see why they couldn't survive solely on oats and a water source but you'll have much better success with a healthy variety.

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    Cheerios may be healthy in some/alot of ways, but last time I read a cheerios box they contain alot of sodium, sugar, carbs, calories, and cholesterol. The crickets are much smaller than us ofcoarse. So they woud actually be quite unheathy due to serving sizes being for us. 7 servings for us woud be probaby 70 or more servings for them.

    I woud reccomend you just buy an onine gutoad fromcricketfood.com. Buy a coupe pounds or so. That shoud ast you for a long time. Aso it's the best gutload I have ever bought in my life. The crickets love it, and it's very healthy for the crickets to carry on to the herp. If you stil are not in to this idea, try feeding fish food, some collard greens, cucumber, potatoe slices, apple slices, cricket water bites, chicken/turkey mash=great stuff easpecially mixed with bran and fish food. Cricket water bites are known to sometimes hold too much calcium. Which ends up in dead crickets due to not being able to shed.
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    This is the basis for the gutload I use.
    http://www.anapsid.org/crickets.html#feeding
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    Cheerios will keep your crickets alive, but that's not thye point to gutloading. The whole idea behind gutloading is to feed a variety of nutritious foods to your crix so that the nutrition is passed on when your herps eat the crix. Variety is key.
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    i jus ordered food from crkcketfood.com does anyone on here erder from them
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    I have ordered quite a few times from them. Right now I have about 2 pounds f gutload left. Let me tell you the crickets all seem to forget whatever they were doing and jump n eat the gutload almst immediately!
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