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Old 15-03-2008, 03:09 PM
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Default Black crickets Vs Brown Crickets

So what's the difference?

I gave black crickets to my BD's yesterday. Today, one of my BD's has left me a nice present - a pile of undigested black crickets!

I've never had this problem with brown crickets!
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silent browns means the misses doesn't no they are stashed under her side of the bed,

black crickets means sleepness nights and a whole load of trouble for me
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I only use brown silent crickets for luke's tarantulas and i don't use them for my geckos, however when i bred beardies i found the black ones were the nasty and would bite me and the lizards, I also seen them bite the lizard as they were trying to eat them like a one last ditch attempt to escape, the brown ones body appears to be softer to so maybe the blacks are too hard and bitey for them hence why they came back up
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I'm not saying what I'm about to say is true but.....

I was told brown crickets are easier to digest and do not bite LOL
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silent browns means the misses doesn't no they are stashed under her side of the bed,

black crickets means sleepness nights and a whole load of trouble for me
That's why I usually buy the brown ones!
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I'm not saying what I'm about to say is true but.....

I was told brown crickets are easier to digest and do not bite LOL
I thought that may be the case! Cheers!
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I only feed black crickets, the browns jump alot more and further.
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I only feed black crickets, the browns jump alot more and further.
Same here, never really had that much trouble with blacks, never been bit although i know the fully grown adults can nip. They harder to digest as higher levels of chitin but they're also hardier in colder conditions which considering i live in a student house in Scotland - it isnt the warmest place.
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I thought that may be the case! Cheers!
A guy told me to buy brown for my chams so they don't nibble at my chams...wasn't sure if this was right but stuck to brown anyway
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I'm not saying what I'm about to say is true but.....

I was told brown crickets are easier to digest and do not bite LOL
I would say its true, my bosc vomits up blacks but loves its browns. That and blacks are noisy and annoying + ive been bitten by escapee's in the night when i had them.
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