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Fluker's Cricket Farm!

Discussion in 'Reptile Product Reviews' started by Bushmaster11B, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Bushmaster11B

    Bushmaster11B Juvenile Dragon

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    Just because they are the cheapest doesn't mean they are the best and sure in the HECK does not mean they are good if you see where this review is going. I would not advise anyone to buy crickets from here. I have read bad review after bad review over the net about this company and I have personally given them a chance for about 7 weeks now (well over 1,500 crix bought). So my "beaf" with them is the usual feeder company complaint. New customer, first couple orders are good and then BAMM! Next thing you know you have 30% plus die off during shipment (same temps as before) and they stink and then 40- 50% more die off while keeping them. I know it's not my bins that killed them, I keep a tight and clean ship! The part that really ticked me off is I ordered 5/8" all the time and the gave me 250 pin heads! What am I going to do with pinheads? I was so angry I wanted to just toss the pinheads but it's hard to just waste $20 shipped. So they are growing for a couple weeks.....WAITING TO BE EATEN! Hopefully they won't die off like the rest. No compensation from Fluker's and probably never will be one. So, FYI cheaper is not always better, you dig?
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    tj4x4fun Hatchling Dragon

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    You are not the only one in this boat. They don't always send what they sell. Website looks good. Crix not so much. I went to petco bought 50 adults and are breeding my own. With in a month I have hundreds in the grow our phase.
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    Bushmaster11B Juvenile Dragon

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    How do you cultivate them?
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    tj4x4fun Hatchling Dragon

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    I have a 20long I put egg crate in and calcium water gel on a jar lid. As for breeding just fill the tank up with about 2" of dirt and mist is twice a day. Temp is kept at 85 with a heat pad. Very easy but they are kinda stinky. My problem now is my bearded dragon can't keep up and the Crix are getting to big to be fed to her.
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    Bushmaster11B Juvenile Dragon

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    I would separate the feeders from the breeders and set the feeder tank around 68-70 degrees if possible. That might slow them down
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    Noella Bearded Dragon Veteran 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I use Fluker Farms because they're the only crickets she loves. I haven't had any problems with them lately. The crickets I order come in all alive and well.
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    Bushmaster11B Juvenile Dragon

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    It is hit or miss with them. My experience, mainly miss. There is another cricket farm from Cali I used to get them from that was good too. Now I have hime on Dubias.
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    tj4x4fun Hatchling Dragon

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    How many dubia did you order?
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    Bushmaster11B Juvenile Dragon

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    200 1/2" per month.

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