Dusting lightly... what does that mean?

Trailgem

Avid Member
Seriously, I’ll add some loCal to a container, add the crickets or Dubias and shake the hell out of it.

Too much? It’s a serious question...
 

Syreptyon

Chameleon Enthusiast
Seriously, I’ll add some loCal to a container, add the crickets or Dubias and shake the hell out of it.

Too much? It’s a serious question...
It could be, but it's hard to tell without pictures. If your feeders became opaque white ghosts, then it is too much. I like to dust them in a solid cup and then transfer them to something with mesh on the bottom to gently shake off excess dust
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
If they look like complete ghost crickets, you over powdered. "most of the time" it isnt a problem, but some people buy the "ultra fine" stuff ,or have moist feeders, inwhich case they can get way over powdering. But for most folk just load up the shaker cup and go to town is perfectly fine.

in other news, i also found this for people who have more money than brains, and never want to touch a feeder, ever...

https://www.beardeddragoncare101.com/prepare-feeder-crickets/
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
If they look like complete ghost crickets, you over powdered. "most of the time" it isnt a problem, but some people buy the "ultra fine" stuff ,or have moist feeders, inwhich case they can get way over powdering. But for most folk just load up the shaker cup and go to town is perfectly fine.

in other news, i also found this for people who have more money than brains, and never want to touch a feeder, ever...

https://www.beardeddragoncare101.com/prepare-feeder-crickets/
I prefer to not touch roaches or crickets -- but that feels like a waste of money imho. I just use a cup and cover it with my hand to shake.
 

Highway61

Avid Member
My experience is the crickets look almost all white after dusting, unlike the dubias. The dust doesn't appear like it clinges to the roaches as much but that's just my visual assesment.
 
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