Are those cricket eggs??

Trailgem

Avid Member
They are on the cover of my bin. I googled it, but they all look different. I guess it depends on the type of cricket.
 

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Trailgem

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No nettles... but there some gnats in there. The are on top of the cover, so not in the dirt (what I thought crickets would lay in. Ok... I’m getting rid of them. Ty
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I would say not something you want if they are on the lid of your bin. A cricket can't jump up there and lay eggs so that rules out crickets... Which means mystery bugs... I would clean your bin as well. Transfer the crickets back into a clean bin with new egg crates.
 

Trailgem

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They are fly larvae, likely a kind of phorid. If I ever get big die off the phorid find a way and lay eggs in the dead. The larvae feed on dead rotten stuff, some are parasitic, but I haven't noticed any of these kinds around. When they pupate they often climb to the top of the bin and then hatch back out into flies.
Ewww... I guess I had a couple dead crickets in the bin.
 
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