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Old 30-04-2007, 12:21 AM
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Default where do you keep yuor crickets/live foods

i'm sure this has been asked maby times before
so mums not keen on the idear of having crickets ect in the house, worm type animals i'm sure she'll be fine with.

her main problem is the noise, does it drive you mad? it doesn't seem to bother me to much. what about keeping then in the garage. obviously things like heat (especially in the winter) and lighting would be an issue.......
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Old 30-04-2007, 02:14 PM
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You can get 'silent' crickets, and although quieter than normal crix, you can still hear them!

The only sound you get from locusts is when they jump up and down in the tubs. Much prefer these, along with mealies and waxies.

I keep my viv on the top of an old tv unit, which has two cupboards in it - all the feeders go in there, so no chance of hearing them. (holes for ventilation at the back, plus they are in the house, so heat/light isn't a problem)

Hope this helps!
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Old 30-04-2007, 02:18 PM
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You could easily keep them in a garage in a polystyrene box with a heatmat and a few holes for ventilation. The cold won't kill them, just "paralyse" them until they warm up again - obviously a bit of an issue if you need them to last for a while as you gut load them.
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Old 30-04-2007, 03:50 PM
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keeping crickets at low temps will kill them same with locusts...i keep all of mine on top of my vivs...keep em warm as the top of the vivs heats up. you could keep them in a garage but it would have to be warm or have a heat pad under the tub.
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Old 30-04-2007, 05:33 PM
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When I have a noisy box they go in the small shower! No of us really use that shower so the crix go in there. I also have a box in the garden as its warm, they seem to like it and it give nice background noise for bbqing! Obviously the tub is v secure so they won't infest the garden...

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i have extra heat mat/lamp with a themosat thing, lol it will be a while before ig et anything (plannin ahead)
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Old 30-04-2007, 08:53 PM
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i keep mine on top of the viv in the sitting room to be honest i like the sound i find it relaxing it makes me think of being abroad maybe i am just strange though
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Old 30-04-2007, 09:52 PM
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I leave mine to roam around my bedroom na only joking. I leave my crickets in there tubs and feed them every other day. My locusts i keep in a medium size platic fish tank. I buy them extra large but i just grow them a bit before feeding them.
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Old 30-04-2007, 10:26 PM
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hey mate,
i keep my crix and worms inside a cardboard box ontop of a viv. this usually keeps them quiet cause it calms them down being in the dark and also the warmth from the vivs below keeps them nice and toasty i quite enjoy the sound of them now though, its quite relaxing when your trying to sleep but i guess thats just a matter of opinion. as for the mothers not liking them, i used to have the same problem but as long as you keep feeders hidden then they never usually mind ...until they find one loose while cleaning :-P!
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