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Cricket Death

Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by Hisharleyquinn, May 14, 2018.

  1. This is the second time this has happened. I threw about 2 dozen large crickets in my beardies encloser. First time he ate about 15 and I left the rest in their overnight so he can eat them first thing. The next morning all the crickets were dead. Today I put the same amount in, he ate 15 again and 7 hours later there is only 2 survivors, I saw a couple twitching. What is going on???
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Strange. All I have to offer is that you should not be dumping large amounts of crickets in there. Crickets can bite your Dragon. And enough of them can actually kill it.
     
  3. He's a big boy, he's fine
     
  4. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Hi, it has nothing to do with the dragon`s size, the crickets can chew at the lizard as it rests/sleeps.
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    No, it has nothing to do with the size of the lizard. I used to work in the wholesale pet trade.
    Occasionally a lizard would get loose and end up in the cricket bin. By morning it would be stripped to a skeleton.
     
  6. He's fine. I was asking about the cricket genocide. Thanks though
     
  7. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member


    I think it would be more accurate to say "he`s fine for now".
    As far as the crickets dying, what are the conditions in the enclosure?
     
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  8. Again he's fine. Thanks. I'll ask somewhere else about crickets all of the sudden dying. When I need to ask if I should leave maybe 10 crickets in his cage overnight, I'll ask here
     
  9. Plus leaving them in overnight apparently doesn't matter because if you read, they died in about 7 hours after I got them.
     
  10. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    I`ll ask again; what are the conditions in the enclosure?
     
  11. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member



    No need to be sarcastic, madam...
     
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  12. No need to tell me something when it isn't what I asked pal
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    We're just trying to head off another issue.
     
  14. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Twice I asked for details of the enclosure in order to determine if the conditions were in some way responsible for the crickets dying in a relatively short space of time, so far the OP has declined to offer that information?
     

  15. Hey. I have this thing called a life. I asked a question in the beginning and it was skipped over plenty of times. Do i need to call you out too?

    Maybe when you're running a site that's supposed to be helpful, answer the damn question that's asked.


    Basking is 109

    Cool side is 86

    50 gallon tank

    Corkwood hide

    Reptile hammock

    Currently changing his substrate as I type this.
     
  16. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    Running a site, which site am I running?
     
  17. Look who's not answering questions now
     
  18. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    The cool side temp is much too hot, how are you measuring it and what`s the humidity range (again purely to try and determine the cause of cricket deaths).
    Do not insult me again madam, I have no other reason to respond other than to try and HELP.
     
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  19. murrindindi

    murrindindi Elite Member

    A few photos of the whole enclosure will be helpful, can you put them up (including a top view) and details of the heat/lighting used?
     
  20. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Where did you buy them? Were there some dead already when you dumped them in? What substrate are you using?
    I haven't had much success with crickets either, they seem to die easily. I prefer to use dubias whenever possible.
     

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