View Full Version : How long can I keep a dead cricket in a sling container?

12-28-2011, 12:02 AM
I found some mold on the fake leaf and want to change the substrate and give the container a quick wipe. I plan on using dryer substrate and only misting the side once a week since my sling is an OBT. It's definitely too moist right now.

I killed a cricket and startled him while he was eating. It's been a couple of hours and he hasn't gone back to it yet. Could I keep it in there until tomorrow?

12-28-2011, 12:06 AM
Yes, overnight for sure. Often I see my slings chomping on a cricket leg the day after I offered it to them. I don't think the cricket will become foul for a couple of days.

12-28-2011, 12:43 AM
honestly with my slings sometimes it's IMPOSSIBLE to find the dead cricket. If you notice the cricket without having to taring the cage apart, take it out within 2 days or so. If you don't find them I wouldn't really worry as long as your enclosure doesn't start to smell or get overrun with mold.