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    Smile Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    I remember someone saying they cleaned their cricket container once a month. I have to clean my container every day. I usually have only 6 to 12 crickets in it at a time but it still will smell even with that few crickets. I can't imagine if you had hundreds or thousands. Barf!

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    I find adding some eco-earth or a similar substrate helps absorb the odor a bit.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    I have paper towel on a bottom, im just changing it every few days.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    Crickets do smell however a container should not have to be cleaned everyday especially with only 9 or so crickets as you say. Once those crickets are used up and you are replacing them is when you should clean the container. Other than that removing uneaten produce after 24 hours and making sure not to add too many water crystals (If you use them) as crickets can really soil them, make sure there is adequate ventilation, and perhaps use a substrate or paper towels as recommended by others then that small amount of crickets should do fine.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    I clean mine once a week and only detect smell when handling them .
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Cricket Container.

    I'll stick to my daily cleaning.

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