This is a discussion on Cricket glass bowl trick???? within the Vivarium, Terrarium & Enclosure Discussion forums, part of the General Topics category; well im glad i started this thread!!! I tried this out in both my enclosures last night, and sure enough, ...
well im glad i started this thread!!! I tried this out in both my enclosures last night, and sure enough, the crickets had made there way into the bowl and couldnt get out. it worked great!!
would this trick work for fire belly toads or would they eat them up at once as i have heard?
I use this trick for my Fire-bellied toads. It keeps the crickets from drowning in the water. The quicker toads get the first batch of crickets I put in and the slower toads get the next. Everyone is plump and healthy!
If you remove the back legs from the locusts, for sure it would work.
As for roaches...it depends on the species. quite a few have no issue climbing glass.
This really is a darn fine way to feed your critters! (I'm a free-feeder though I admit...)
Just remember to wash your food dishes whenever you do enclosure maintenance.
Watching FrogTV because it is better when someone else has to maintain the enclosure!
would you be able to keep them in the tank in the bowl even when the feeding time is over or would the toads eat them all at once out of the bowl, without saving any for later?
Hi, I'm new to the list and will first reply to your question. The glass bowl I have is clear glass about 2/1 tall about the same round. And I thought for sure the crickets would jump out, but they don't.
Can someone help me post a few questions about my terrarium. I want to know if I'm doing the right thing with substrate, lights etc....
Great Idea Paul! You are the super Brain!
I will be trying this, only have a nice crystal candy dish. My frogs will be fancy for a little while til I can dash out and get one at the Dollar Store, love that place.
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Any glass bowl that has steep sides will work I suppose.
It is too humid and the food will mold, and I want to make sure I feed fresh gutloaded crickets to my frogs.
I just wouldn't put any food in there. The purpose of the bowl is to get the loose crickets out.
My crickets start off in the bowl so there's no reason to get back in. They don't get out. Some do get sat on by lazy frogs that just want to sit in there and eat, but most of the time the frogs sit on the edge and reach down and grab them one at a time. I take the bowl out when they're done.
I have yet to try this trick, but I'm planning on it. However, I was wondering whether anyone has observed aggressive behavior at the bowl in tanks where two or more frogs are kept?
Great idea! Thanks for the tip...I'll have to try this now
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