cricket trouble

zxneon

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i forgot about some (4 or 5) crickets in container for some time . Yes my fault . There was oatmeal , carrots and some old greens .
Most of those crickets was alive , but some was not able to walk and shaking like epilepsy seizure .
Why thy are shaking like that ? looks so creepy and unsettling .

And other problem with adult female crickets . Thy clearly have belly full with eggs , but thy do not lay them (fat belly) .
Thy have fresh food and heating . Thy did lay eggs some time earlier . ( now i have many pinheads now from those eggs)
Are thy to old maybe ?
 

pannaking22

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Most crickets you buy at the store are already infected with some sort of cricket virus anyway (don't worry, it won't hurt your other inverts). That one was probably at the end of its life and showing the final symptoms of the virus.

The females could be too old or they're missing a substrate to lay eggs in. If you give them a cup of damp cocofiber they'll lay more eggs, if you want to get more pinheads.
 
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