Anyone know where's a good place to buy liquid crystals for crickets?
I haven't heard of anything like that.not a good thing to use, you are better off using a watering system with a sponge. I have heard nightmare stories of animals that were fed crickets with that ate the crystal and then later expanded to their deaths as the crystals hydrate inside the animals.
I have never heard that either...you should give them to crickets already hydrated (since that is the whole purpose) so there shouldn't be any risk of expanding. Also crickets cannot eat enough to expand enough to do any significant damage imo. They'd have to eat their whole body size in totally dry crystals and even then if your cham can eat the cricket seems like a soft hydrated crystal shouldn't be a problem.not a good thing to use, you are better off using a watering system with a sponge. I have heard nightmare stories of animals that were fed crickets with that ate the crystal and then later expanded to their deaths as the crystals hydrate inside the animals.
A cricket could not hope to eat enough dry crystal to cause any damage to a larger reptile.hey no worries i understand, yes some were proven with necropsy others were obvious enought that the necropsy was not needed
If it's the thread I'm thinking of, it ingested a dry crystal.I remember a thread from 2009 where someone lost a cham and found an expanded water crystal during a necropsy.
Don't use enough to need to change them on a daily basis, perhaps? Small amounts, not large. The bulk of the hydration should come from the vegetables anyways.I would stay faaaaaar away from water crystals. Unless they changed on a daily basis, the crystals can harber harmful bacteria that will be passed on to your animal. It has happened to me in the past. Also, the colored crystals will temporarily stain the oral cavity. I recommend that you stick with water, fruits and veggies.