Dying Crickets

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Ryan8283, May 19, 2012.

  1. Ryan8283

    Ryan8283 Member

    I don't know what I am doing wrong. I have followed all the feeder recommendations and keep reading up but my crickets keep dying in their container. Any suggestions?
  2. AllFallDown

    AllFallDown New Member

    Could you provide more information on how you are caring for them?
  3. panther67

    panther67 Established Member

    Definitely need more info. Could be not enough air flow. Just guessing at this point

    TOMMYBOY72 New Member

    Try a different supplier?
  5. Loni01

    Loni01 New Member

    same problems here

    Yeah I wonder too, I have the same problem. They are in a cricket container, and I have them Oranges, Banana, honeydew melon, greens, grapes, baby carrots. And even water in a little water bottle lid. Then I gave them a leave of kale. All of a sudden, they all started dying.
  6. Kibu

    Kibu New Member

    U need to supply us w/ more info, use the Cham care sheet and improvise.

    Chameleon Info:
    Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon.
    How long has it been in your care?
    Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
    Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders? Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule? Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking? Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
    Cage Info: Cage Type- Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
    Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
    Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
    Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
    Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
    Location- Where are you geographically located?
    Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.<br />
    Pictures are helpful
    #6 Kibu, May 20, 2012
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  7. BeBoSON

    BeBoSON Established Member

    From my experience, it can be 2 things. You don't have proper ventilation, or you don't have enough egg flats in there and they are all bunched up on top of each other suffocating one another.
    What is the temp of the place your storing them?
  8. carol5208

    carol5208 Chameleon Enthusiast

    I keep mine in a 10 gallon tank with screen lid. They need to be kept relatively warm so if you live where it is cold and do not have a heat source on them they will start dying. I live in FLA and keep mine on the patio. They basically thrive wilth very little die off but when it gets colder down here every so often I have run into a problem if I don't put a clamp lamp with light on the tank.

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