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What is the best/easiest method you use for dusting the crix?

I find when dusting in a plastic food bag the crix are really hard to get out after the dusting. Is there an easier method?
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What is the best/easiest method you use for dusting the crix?

I find when dusting in a plastic food bag the crix are really hard to get out after the dusting. Is there an easier method?
I have a paint brush to help them out of the bag. Also find that i dont need to half the time as they ussually run up the bag if i turn it on its side....and they leg it out in a big line. Just make sure you put just the right amount of "dust" in to start with
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I use cricket tubs to dust in. I get a cri ket tub and cut a flap in the top and put some of the "dust" in and then I can just catch the livefood from the tub they were in and push them through the flap in the other tub and then shake them in the tub and put them in the viv
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Anyone else with other suggestions?

I use cricket keepers with the tubes and thought of using a tall glass jar, and put crix into this with dust, and shake a little then empty straight into viv where you would have the jar lid ready to catch the dust. Once the crickets move of into viv simply put dust back in ready for next day.

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 PM
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I have a cricket keeper with the tubes but I also have a tall measuring beaker. I bang them into that, pinch of dust, shake and dump them into my dragons feeding box, or straight into the viv, never been easier, never went bk to bags

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If you blow air into the bag, you can then shake them around.
Hold the bag closed so the air stays in, and then open it inside the viv and they should just fall out.

Failing that. Put them in one of the tubs that crickets come in, shake them in some powder and then open one corner and they should climb out.
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I used food bags with a sip on the top I also used the tubs have also dust the salad and tipped the in there and they run in that and get covered too just try what you can you will find your own way to do things in the end lol
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I use to use a tall storage container like the ones for cereal but now I just use cricket boxes. Get an empty cricket box, put some dust in then put the lid on (not properly, cover about 2/3rds of the box) and then add a cricket at a time to the box and you can slide the lid along in case it jumps out until it crawls over the other end then add more. Then when there's enough put the lid on properly give it a shake and done. Easy.
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we put a few locust or crix into the plastic trays u buy them in with the dusting already in there then shake it up and throw them in ....works for us xx
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i put the powder on his rocket instead of the locusts
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