cricjet killers

Normski2020uk

Arachnolord
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I noticed my Crickets were not as noisey as normal, infact silent. When i dug all their hidesnout, i found several, caterpiller like things feeding on several cricket corpses. The bigest was the length of an adult cricket, they were dark brown with brown to dark ginger hair all over, hard shell, they tried to burrow when i saw them. Any idea what they were, and where they came from, they desimated my coloney.
 

Vermis

Arachnoknight
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Sounds like dermestid grubs - scavengers that can turn predatory. I think there's a few topics about here with info from more knowledgeable people.
 

FOOTBALL FAN

Arachnosquire
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theres always a few of those in with my crix when I buy them I have never had a problem with them though
 

Normski2020uk

Arachnolord
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Yeh ive noticed them in amaongst my bulk purchases before, and never thought anything about it. Assuming they cohabit. And maybe this was just a one off. Dont know, but there was a lot of theses things, perhaps the balance of power was tiped, and taken advantage of.
 
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