Does anyone have any information on the cricket virus that is going around? More specifically, can a cricket with this virus be harmful to a cham who ingests it?
But they smell so BAD! I've thought about breeding but I'd rather do silks I think. Not sure if this is the virus but a few of the dead crickets turned red instead of black after death. I think if the virus affected chams, we would know already from past experience. Through my research I have not found a statement of infected crickets harming chameleons. Will post a picture of the red cricket in a secAll the cricket dealers say it isn't harmful to other animals, and it is supposedly not even harmful to other bugs. At least the specific cricket virus that has shut down the Lucky Lure a few years back and is causing all the trouble noted above.
With that said it seems to be insanely contagious to crix and if you were hit make sure to sterilize and or destroy everything that was in contact with the infected crickets. As far as feeding infected crickets, it may not harm your chams but I can find no info on if herps can be carriers of the virus and contaminate future healthy cricket supplies. For that reason alone I wouldn't feed amy possibly contaminated crix until I see more information.
Crickets aren't hard to breed, and this is a great incentive for a DIY cricket farm to me...