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Does your livefood appear dead upon recite?

Posted 18-01-2013 at 08:01 PM by GraphicMan
During this cold weather, when we get livefood delivered it may appear dead. But they are usually ok and just hibernating.

To revive them,

  1. Unpack the outer boxes immediatley
  2. Carefully lay out all pre-packs so that air can circulate around them
  3. Place the pre-packs in a warm dry room (15-25 degrees centigrade)
  4. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES APPLY EXTERNAL HEAT TO COLD LIVEFOODS. For example do not put them on heat pads/strips, in warm vivaria, shine lights on them, etc. This is very important as trying to warm livefoods up too quickly will kill them.
  5. For bulk quantities in bags hold the bag horizontally and gently shuffle the bag to spread the cold insects out. Then leave horizontally to recover slowly in a warm room.
  6. Full recovery may take up to 4 hours so please allow your insects plenty of time.
Hope this helps
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