I keep my crickets in 10 gal. tanks,
I clean the tanks every other day, as well as change
the water and food. They are in a stable dry warm room
Lately, they've been dying off like crazy!
The only thing I've done differently in the last 6 months,
is change egg carton types (once a week I exchange
the old and give them new cartons) to recycled paper.
I've also started to use Virosan (Nolvasan) disinfectant solution.
I use it to clean all my feeder tanks from super worms to roaches.
Whan I clean, the frreders are in a seperate, clean tank.
All my other feeders are healthy. I'm losing several hundred
crickets a day. Some of the crickets are turning red
(If you want to see a picture, just ask). Most just look
black when they die. When we've recieved the crickets
the last few times, there have been a lot of gnats in with
the crickets, as well as a few spiders. Not sure if they have
anything to do with it. I called to place where I get my crickets,
and they said it was the solution, and that the solution will kill
chickens to. Has anyone herd of that before?
We would love some opinions on what you think.
Can gnats infest crickets?
Could the Nolvasan solution be causing the deaths?