Beetle larvae with crickets

WTF

New Member
Can anyone tell me what the black beetles and larvae are I get with the crickets I purchase?
Can i feed them to my chameleons?
I have been removing them and getting rid of them. But would hate to be throwing out another variety of food.
 

Simon1986

New Member
This may sound wierd but it makes sense. I can't remember their name but most packs have 1-2 of them. They are harmless and they feed on dead crickets at quite a fast rate so to lower decomposition etc
 

VigilantSpearIII

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They are hide beetles and their larvae also known as death bugs, keepers use them to help clean out dead crickets and such. They are beneficial and they can be fed to your cham, but I would just leave them at the bottom of the cricket enclosure, they will eat the scraps and dead crickets.
 
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