As I am figuring out a routine, I have less than ideal setups for my feeders. I'm learning how much to feed, how long I can leave fresh food in cricket/dubia setups (always less than 2 days but seems like I eed to change it every 12 hours!) I'm worried especially about the crickets because there have been some dead ones that were left in the feeder bin for up to 2 days. Of course ideally we want top-notch sanitation, but I also am in the middle of a learning curve here. Crickets were from a small pet shop- not big box store. At what point is it unacceptable to use feeders from a colony-for example, if you have had moldy food in for 2 days would you dump all the feeders and order a new batch? I am trying to clean and sterilize but falling behind. I'm using pretty strong stuff to kill bacteria, basically same soap they use for surgical scrub (hibiclens which is chlorhexadine). He needs to eat, I see normal feces but he is getting slim and hasn't taken anything cup fed for a week. Also, if I need to find a few wild feeders to break a huger strike what's my best bet? I know that the obvious answer is going to be to start fresh never use anything questionablenever use wild stuff, but I need some practicality for the next 48 hours at least- help me out with the lesser evil. The dubia colony seems about 80% of what I would consider up to my obsessive standards of cleanliness0 leaving frass for nymphs but removing any dead ones and any obvious food that's unfit. I am feeding the dubias and crickets Josh's roach mix along with as much variety of fresh as I can (lettuce, carrot, banana, grapes, raspberry, cucumber, etc. etc.) I have not had any mass die offs-in fact in a month only 1 adult dubia has died. But a lot of the crickets seemed to die IN the paper plate of food. Also using Repashy super gut load Misting for water droplets (very little, just 1 spay a day of mist) but also trying the Repashy gel water replacement. Just made a fresh batch of water replacement Repashy using coconut water instead of well water. I'm afraid to feed him the crickets because the cricket enclosure got what I would consider unacceptable for a couple days. But he isn't really going crazy for dubias now and I am afraid there will be a tipping point. Feeders are in 40 quart large size Sterilite. I should mention there was a deay in shipping and he came dehydrated and although initially was eating a lot has slowed down quite a bit, I'm concerned there may have been organ damage because the PO lost him for a day. Should I take the chance and use the crickets or go get a few wild minimally risky feeders or both or neither?