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Finding cricket remains

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by baf236, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. baf236

    baf236 Arachnosquire

    I know that you are supposed to remove the cricket remains after the t is done feeding. I understand that this is to help prevent mite infestations. My problem is I can never find the remains because they blend in so well with the peat moss substrate. Could this turn into a problem over time?

  2. PhilK

    PhilK Arachnolord

    My T always leaves the remains in her burrow...
  3. I stopped hunting for the remains a long time ago. Now I just spot check all the containers for anything fuzzy or obvious and when I see it I remove it.
  4. Corranthe

    Corranthe Arachnoknight

    That is what I do as well. If it is obvious or getting fuzzy it gets removed. Some of my Ts have specific locations where they always put their trash and that helps. Since my slings just eat pinheads there isn't a whole lot left over and I generally just leave them alone until I do a 100% tank change-out anyway.