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Posted by brandonsander on May 05, 2003 at 18:51:03:
In Reply to: WTF without crix? posted by mike_edwardes on May 05, 2003 at 05:08:53:
I'm assuming the reason crickets are banned from your house is due to someone's phobia (or general aversion) to bugs and insects or fear of possible escapees. If this is the case, you can still feed crickets without worry. Try ZooMed's Can O' Crickets and feed them to your WTF with tongs. Since they won't be accustomed to feeding this way, you may want fairly long tongs. Simply, pick out a cricket (they are already dead) and wiggle in front of your frog's nose. It may take a few feedings for your frogs to catch on but they generally do well.
As an added bonus you can control exactly how much your frog eats and will know who is and isn't eating.
One thing though, after opening the can, it must be refrigerated - so you may need to get clearance to keep "dead bugs" in the 'frige. But an easy compromise is to keep the sealed can inside of a tupperware container. The cans will stay fressh for about a week or two before the crickets develop a white milky gloss (which I assume is mold of some sort), simply throw the whole can out and buy a new one. At about $5 a can this "waste" is still cheaper than live crickets in the long run.
If the 'frige is not an option, you can use freeze dried crickets which you can keep in your room or near your vivarium. I have not used freeze dried crickets but I'm sure someone on this forum has at least given them a shot. Help anyone?
I hope this helps.