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Posted by charm_paradise on May 08, 2003 at 21:07:14:
In Reply to: Pine shavings in my crix tank?? Please read posted by Jack31081 on May 08, 2003 at 11:32:09:
Hi- I use a cricket box with pine shavings on the bottom of the box. The box is an 18gal rubbermaid tub with a large hole cut in the lid and aluminum screen attached to cove the hole for ventilation. I dont have a set thickness I use, I just cover the bottom, probly 2-3 inches, dont pack it in. I then place the egg crates verticaly in the box for the crickets. They dont dig in the shavings, they stay on the egg crate and only go on the bottom when they want food, so it is not hard to get them out. I order 1000 at a time, when I dont have silkworms.
:I'm getting a new shipment of crix in tomorrow and for the first time I'm going to be using the 'pine shavings substrate' method of keeping the smell down.
:To those who use this method:
:1 - How deep should I make the substrate?
:2 - Should I pack it down or just leave it as is?
:3 - Is it hard to get crickets out of the substrate?