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suey2 suey2
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Re: Newt feeding advice #11
Thanks for that Was wondering about feeding the crickets, will sort out something for them now. Allegedly the fruitflies are wingless but the guy at the lfs who keeps newts laughed hollowly when I said that. Wonder how high crickets can jump ... guess I'll soon find out!

Newt 1 isn't as active as newt 2, he hides in the moss a lot while newt 2 climbs up the glass and wood - tank has been newt-proofed though so no chance of escape
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Re: Newt feeding advice #12
Crickets are now in small plastic tank - best I could think of as lid is sealed so no jumping out. THERE'S TWO BIG ONES IN THERE - they don't look cute, they look mean Just have to figure out how to get crickets out of plastic tank and into newt tank Have put some fruitflies in which are running around as didn't chill them. Newt 2 watched them with great interest but has yet to work out he's meant to eat them. I'm not enjoying this live food thing - wish they were vegetarian or ate nice easy newt pellets or something!
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Re: Newt feeding advice #13
put a toilet roll middle in the tub, they will climb on it and you can shake some into the tank.
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Re: Newt feeding advice #14
Gloves or planting tongs? I can do almost anything with medical gloves on ...
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suey2 suey2
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  • Posted on: 12/6/2008 21:28
Re: Newt feeding advice #15
The toilet roll sounds like a plan Don't think I'd be deft enough with the planting tongs, the crickets would outwit me
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Re: Newt feeding advice #16
There is a special tank things you can get for crickets.

It has long plactis tubs that slot into the tank with a little flap on.

So you can pull the tube out, drop a few in and get it back without taking the lid off, or any jumping off.

But i cant for the life of me rememeber what its called. So its not much help really :(

You`ll get use to them over time, i use to be a total girl about it when i had lizards, but after a while you`ll be picking up by hand
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Re: Newt feeding advice #17
you are looking for these lol very good

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Nyx_Slc Nyx_Slc
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Re: Newt feeding advice #18
Yup that be the one.

A great little thing to have.
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