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Posted by Esther on June 25, 2002 at 00:04:23:
In Reply to: Re: Sounds like the mesh on your screen top is too large. posted by Chris on June 24, 2002 at 19:42:22:
I think that crickets need more air circulation than just small holes in a Rubbermaid vat. Most pet shops keep them in aquariums with screen tops. Are your escapees climbing up the silicon bead in the corners of your terrarium? I had some new-hatched crickets to that, but I stopped them by applying a layer of Vaseline in the corners, about a 2" strip of it along the silicon. Worked great. Or, is the top fitting loose? How big are the crickets in this terrarium? I can't imagine any but the smallest new-hatched crickets coming out of a mesh screen top on a tank.
Try the Vaseline trick if the silicon is their escape route.