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mojacko4327
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 09:51


is it true that the cricket's spiny legs can lacerate the insides of a pacman? or is the lady at the petshop just trying to sound smart?


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jesse kooiman
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 13:14


She's a moron. Did she tell you to feed goldfish or something?

A lady at the Petshop where I once worked told customers that Bettas were comfortable and at home in tiny glass bowls because in the wild they dwell in water-filled footprints left by water buffalo! JVK


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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 13:14


that's crazy hehe I never even heard of that one! Frogs have stomach acid that kills the cricket if it is not already killed by the pacmans strong mouth What is this petshop?..Petco haha


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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 13:15


there should be animal myth book


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mojacko4327
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 14:16


lol, she said to give him guppies cus they're slippery and easily swallowed. i actually want to feed my pacman crickets so i can use calcium powder for him.

this myth is so busted then! haha


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mojacko4327
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 15:18


come to think of it.. other owners even feed mice to their pacmans and mice have, like, tiny claws and struggle more than a cricket would.

anyway, thanks, you guys, for sharing.

lol at jessie and the "buffalo footprints" that sounded silly. haha


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 16:02


Hey guys, FYI crickets can cause damage mostly through biting if the animal does not chew it up right away. Also, Bettas have evolved with a labyrinth breathing system as they Do live in very small pockets of water in their wild state. They also do not look much like the CB ones.

jesse kooiman
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 21:18


True bill, actually crix can be pretty nasty. As an interesting sidenote, my vampire crabs hold the crickets biting "business end" at bay while they disembowel them, really cool to watch. Pretty smart crabs.

"very small pockets of water" is fine and dandy, but water buffalo tracks? JVK


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 22:55


Jesse, would'nt water buffalo tracks be classified as small pockets? I'm just putting that out there.

jesse kooiman
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2010 23:59


Nope, "water buffalo tracks" was officially removed the definition of "small pockets of water" quite a few years ago, where have you been...?

(Sorry Bill, not much of a debater.) JVK


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mojacko4327
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# Posted: 28 Aug 2010 02:34


ok so what is it really now? also how should i use calcium powder for my frog? like, i know how often i should use it (once a week) but i don't know if i should dust all 6-7 crickets in that day of feeding.


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FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 30 Aug 2010 19:29


crickets cant do harm in anyway IMHO! i have heard the biting issues many times, but it personnally never happened to me...
adding a few carrots in your tank would easyly prevent this tho...

the crix CANT cut a frogs stomach... and guppies arent the best feeder out there, altho you could EASYLY dust them!! they re all wet and sticky...
fish arent recommanded but if you REALLY wanna give em a fish treat, guppies is the one to chose

mice arent very good either.. way too fat... an occasional treat... 4-5 mice a year

if you frog is juvenile, you want to dust a bit more, if it is adult, you can dust once a week depending on what you feed your frog
i RARELY dust my frogs food, but their diet is very diversified, specially my pacmans one! i have yet to find something it wont eat...


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 30 Aug 2010 21:20


I am on record here to let all know I have been Bitten by crickets, yes my friends it is true, crickets can and occasionally do bite!I have also had crickets eat baby veiled chameleons, these were also juvie crickets that had food for them in the tank as well.

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2010 00:42 · Edited by: FwoGiZ


ok bill, please tell me where you are from so i dont ever move there!!!!
seriously, it reminds me of when i was a kid, I would pick up huge ants by their "tail" (forgot the right term..) so that the ant cant bite me, then I would put the ants next to my lil sister's ear so the ant bites her!!
crix are probably just the same and it is indeed true that they will try to eat live animals if too hungry
im glad it never happened to ME or my animals tho! ;)


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2010 02:00


I am in Florida, the crickets were commercially grown domestic crickets. I have on occasion gotten crickets that for unknown reasons were very predatory, even after eating their own food would try to eat the animals that were supposed to eat them. In fact in personal conversation via phone a member just last week told me of their recent biting crickets they had dealt with.Oh does your sister speak to you after your ant torture?

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2010 06:25


there is indeed something wrong with these hunter crix.. wonder what tho..
all those tortures were reciprocal so we re quit now

i know all the pet trade crix are the same specie, which is also problematic as the major disease is ripping thru colonies
you guys are lucky tho, you have several alternative but im going offtopic now ;P


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bschwinn
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2010 06:40


Where are you from?

Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 31 Aug 2010 07:46


Crickets can and do bite. When my some refused to grab a handful of crickets out of the bin because he was bitten, I laughed at him and teased him for almost a month. Then I was bitten several times and can say the little buggers hurt! Needless to say my 15yr. old had the ability to look me in the face to say the dreaded words " I TOLD YOU SO!!!!"


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