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Old 07-19-2011, 02:29 PM
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Crickets got worms???

I just bought Ozzie some crickets and as I was dusting a few I noticed a dead one and it had little tiny white worms coming out of it??? What the heck are these and does this mean the whole batch of crickets got worms and Ozzie could get worms from them? He hasn't eaten any but if this is the case then I am fixing to dump all 50 of them in the outside trash?
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:41 PM
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I just bought Ozzie some crickets and as I was dusting a few I noticed a dead one and it had little tiny white worms coming out of it??? What the heck are these and does this mean the whole batch of crickets got worms and Ozzie could get worms from them? He hasn't eaten any but if this is the case then I am fixing to dump all 50 of them in the outside trash?
Sounds like fly larvae... I found them in my supers when there was a few dead ones... Just don't feed off any dead ones and it should be okay!
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Ok so if crickets had pin worms then I wouldn't see them if the crickets were dead? UGH! Thanks Sean I think crickets are cheap enough that I really don't want to chance loosing Ozzie over it. Thank goodness he is going through another shed so he has slacked off on eating anything. That just grosses me out...bleh..
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Have you noticed little gnats buzzing around your cricket keeper? More than likely that is what they are. It is a constant battle with them in my cricket bins as well. They lay their eggs in the damp peat moss for the cricket eggs as well as dead crickets. They are some type of Phorid fly I believe. I don't think it would hurt your chameleon, but I don't know many who feed their chameleon dead crickets anyway.
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jdog I had just bought the crickets so it is possible I guess where they came from gnats were around them but I have never had an issue with nats but I try to take uneaten fruits out of the cricket bin about every 4hrs. I think Ozzie would only eat live crickets anyways because it is the fast movement that he is attracted to.
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I remember a wise reptile person told me several years ago that crickets were the number one cause of pinworms. Never checked into it, but he knew his S***

Since that day, I have only used crickets when I absolutely had to. Never had any parasite problems. The only pinworms I ever had here was in a frilled dragon that was fed only crickets for 3 years by the previous owner.

The younger the cricket, the less likely of parasites.

Here's a great video to illustrate the point:

http://youtu.be/D7r1S6-op8E
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I remember a wise reptile person told me several years ago that crickets were the number one cause of pinworms. Never checked into it, but he knew his S***

Since that day, I have only used crickets when I absolutely had to. Never had any parasite problems. The only pinworms I ever had here was in a frilled dragon that was fed only crickets for 3 years by the previous owner.

The younger the cricket, the less likely of parasites.

Here's a great video to illustrate the point:

http://youtu.be/D7r1S6-op8E
thats all I have to say.
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I remember a wise reptile person told me several years ago that crickets were the number one cause of pinworms. Never checked into it, but he knew his S***

Since that day, I have only used crickets when I absolutely had to. Never had any parasite problems. The only pinworms I ever had here was in a frilled dragon that was fed only crickets for 3 years by the previous owner.

The younger the cricket, the less likely of parasites.

Here's a great video to illustrate the point:

http://youtu.be/D7r1S6-op8E
ahhhh that was awesome but ahh at the same time!!

it was so freakin long!! like 7 times the crickets length???!!
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THAT WAS DISCUSTING!!! i feel so suck now. echhhhh. wtheck.
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I remember a wise reptile person told me several years ago that crickets were the number one cause of pinworms. Never checked into it, but he knew his S***

Since that day, I have only used crickets when I absolutely had to. Never had any parasite problems. The only pinworms I ever had here was in a frilled dragon that was fed only crickets for 3 years by the previous owner.

The younger the cricket, the less likely of parasites.

Here's a great video to illustrate the point:

http://youtu.be/D7r1S6-op8E
Thats all I have to say.
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