Crickets died

Pogochewy

New Member
I just bought a back of large crickets from petco. I kept them in a well ventilated container with food water. However less then 24 hours after I bought them every single cricket was almost dead. They were all seemingly partially paralized, and were dragging themselves by only a few legs or just laying there moving only a few legs. Does anyone have an idea as to what could have caused this?
 
I just bought a back of large crickets from petco. I kept them in a well ventilated container with food water. However less then 24 hours after I bought them every single cricket was almost dead. They were all seemingly partially paralized, and were dragging themselves by only a few legs or just laying there moving only a few legs. Does anyone have an idea as to what could have caused this?
Were the crickets from the packaged container or were they bagged?
 

Mike Fisher

Established Member
I just bought a back of large crickets from petco. I kept them in a well ventilated container with food water. However less then 24 hours after I bought them every single cricket was almost dead. They were all seemingly partially paralized, and were dragging themselves by only a few legs or just laying there moving only a few legs. Does anyone have an idea as to what could have caused this?
Yes, sounds like the cricket virus to me.
 

iTsJusTMe

New Member
This has happened to me a handful of times :mad: Call petco and simply ask if you can take them back for live ones. The petsmart I used to get mine from wouod let me do this if I had my receipt. Since then I invested in some tubs from walmart and started to farm my own wich is very easy. There are some YouTube videos you can take a look at. I'll never buy crickets again :D:D:D... good luck.
 
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