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Dead Crickets. Any Tips?

Discussion in 'Feeders' started by Andyc3020, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    How do you clean out the dead crickets out of the bottom of the tub? I buy crickets by the 1000, so there are always a good bit to clean out every couple days. It is a major pain in the *** to separate the dead ones from the live ones. Anyone have a better way of doing it?
     
  2. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Just have two bins and don't clean them out until they are all used up.
    Second one is for the new arrivals.
     
  3. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    That's what I was doing at first, but it seemed like death was contagious, or having dead crickets somehow hurt the live ones. Idk, maybe I'm wrong. Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Do you keep a lamp on top to burn off moisture?
     
  5. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    No,

    I cut a hole in the side of the tub and put a computer fan blowing air into it. I put the lid on it with a hole in it, some tubing and with a sock and dryer sheet to keep the smell filtered. I set that up last week, so maybe my death rate will drop. I didn't realize moisture was that much of a problem.

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  6. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I simply have a lamp set on top of the mesh on top.
    A 40w-60w light bulb is enough to cook off the moisture.
    It's the moisture that creates the smell as well.
     

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