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Old 09-21-2019, 12:14 AM
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Default Screen eating crickets?

I have recently changed to Josh's Banded Crickets and just notice I have holes in the top of my screen enclosure.

The screen is made from fiberglass , got it from a repair kit.

Do I have to change to metal screen, or do you think there was human involvement (kids)


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Old 09-21-2019, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: Screen eating crickets?

All the crickets I have met in my life would chew through fiberglass mesh, if given the chance. They have strong mandibles- so metal is the material of choice. All of my tree frog vivariums have had the floors modified with stainless steel mesh. I get it from AliExpress, it takes time to get here from China, but it's good quality and reasonably priced.
Josh's sell banded crickets and I am now a regular customer, they are healthy and never die (with care) until they do (hee hee). That means they will chew with gusto if they can get on the screen.
Consider replacing the screen and calling it good.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Screen eating crickets?

Well that's my answer!

They are amazing how they never die.

I get 1000 at 1/4 inch and they last a month.

I wish I knew they could eat through my mesh. I'll have to get some metal mesh from home depot. Cant wait to get it from aliexpress.


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Old 09-21-2019, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Screen eating crickets?

in my experience they will also chew through styrofoam. They can be sensitive as pinheads. I lost a huge batch recently because I let it get too dry and didn't add a piece of potato. They appreciate some humidity compared to Acheta.
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