I was checking on my cricket colony and found something strange...

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    Today I found something really strange and I can't figure out what it is... Does anyone know? I've never seen a white cricket before, even when they're molting...
     

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    This is a rat rescue forum.
    We do not support breeding animals as feeders.

    Personally I am upset that you are involved in animal cruelty and choose to post about it on here!!!
    To my knowledge, this forum does not support the live feeding of any animal

    If your cricket is a pet and you have questions about it, you might want to change your post to reflect that. Btw, the crickets are beautiful and i hope they have long happy lives.

    There is a thread at the top of the introductions section by Jorats, the founder of this site, called Please Read. It is for all of us to read and refer to.

    Everyone is welcome on here so I hope you stick around and share regarding your rats.
     
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    I actually take very good care of my crickets, this is why I'm worries about it. I don't want my other crickets to get sick if there's something wrong. I do not treat them curely, I make sure they are happy and healthy up to feeding time... I wasn't posting it to show cruelty. Honestly I hate harming these beautiful critters, but I also love my bearded dragon. This doesn't mean I treat them bad, it just means I love and care for them up to the point they ultimately need to be food... I mean, humans eat cows that we breed intensely and rudly, my crickets are bread a lot nicer and cleaner than the cows, chickens, or other animals we use as food...
    I really just want to know what's wrong with my cricket...
    These guys kinda are my pets, I care about them just like I care about my rats, mice, or other animals... The downside is they only live for, at most, 2 months.
     
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    You can not discuss breeding animals for feeders or the eating habits of reptiles on this forum.
    Please read the rules in the Introductions section, as written by this forum's founder, Jorats

    I really do not care about how you rationalize and try to justify this form of animal cruelty and torture.

    If you want info regarding crickets, you might do better to ask on a reptile owners site,
    or talk to your vet or a biologist who specialists in insects such as crickets
     
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    I've read the rules, but let me tell ya something. I keep the adults as pets. If I don't leave something for the females to leave eggs and, ultimately, have babies, they could die from egg retention. I am not crule to any creature living, and I make sure they're happy. I've bread mice as food, they've been happy their whole lives, I've bread rats as food too, and they were happy as well. The least I am is cruel to animals, I would never harm them one bit and I do not appreciate being called cruel. Leaving them not to be able to deposit eggs is more cruel than breeding them. If you want, I can take pictures of their cages and proove how well they're cared for... All I wanted to know if something was wrong, not someone telling me I'm cruel to animals, when in reality I'm not.
     
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    I'm not a troll..? I just wanted to know what was wrong... Is it bad to worry about it? I'm very confused, I am not breaking any rules, these guys are my pets... Yes I breed them, but at least I don't tear their legs or torture them like other cricket owners do, but I don't want the female to die from holding eggs for too long...
     
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    You aren't doing anything wrong at all, MintyGamer, far as breeding food for your reptiles, but there are certain rules Here that we all must follow.
    This is a great place to get good advice for helping your Ratties live healthy, happy lives. But this is a RESCUE-based forum, we do not give advice to people who are BREEDING ratties or any other animals. I know you meant no rudeness, I hope this explains it? Please don't take offense or feel criticised. Just keep your questions confined to your Rescued pets here, and ask about breeder animals elsewhere, and we should all be able to feel comfy here with each other.
     
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    I didn't know where else to go and saw a 'other companions' topic here and thought I would ask, I didn't think anyone would really answer, or be so rude when doing so... I know the rules, I just see these crickets as pets more than anything, but I can understand the act of breeding them throwing everything off, I just didn't really think about it at the time... Thank you very much for calmly telling me what I did wrong, rather than saying I'm a bad pet owner. I always hated the thought of breeding anything, but when worse comes to worst, Or you don't have enough money to buy crickets everyday... I apologise for my actions and for offending anyone.
    In my opinion, a passive-agressive approach is more professional and gets the point across a lot better lol.
     
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    I understand how it can be confusing. On a snake site people might not be upset about discussion of feeding rodents, here we don't discuss feeding any animal to another. Thankyou for respecting that.
    I expect your cricket is just an albino, but other sites are much more knowledgeable about that.
     
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    I, honestly, am upset about people feeding rats to their snakes, the only way I could see it being okay is if the rat was first humanely killed, for the sake of both the rat and the reptile, but even then it's terrible... A friend of mine fed live rats to her snake, and was then amazed the rat defended itself and killed the snake! When I raised rats or mice, I ended up just having more pets, I couldn't imagine the fate they had, nor could I afford the fancy equipment to humanely kill them.

    A friend of mine mentioned it might have just molted, but any opinion that doesn't involve sickness puts my mind at rest lol!

    Also, sorry I'm, like, continuing this, I do appreciate your calmness and your understanding! I just like to show my side, even when it's obvious I should just shut up...
     
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    Ok, PLEASE MintyGamer, lets stop discussing what we've already agreed is upsetting to some people here, and against the rules to discuss.
    You might want to delete that first sentence, that's Exactly what is not allowed because people will find it upsetting to read or think of.
     
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    Your cricket has freshly moulted. You will notice that the exoskeleton will get darker as time goes by... actually probably has already happened at this point.
     
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    Thank you so, so much!! I appreciate the answer. I kinda figured it might have frieshly molted, because there wasn't a white kricket after a few hours lol. Thank you so much.
     
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