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#1 Old 05-19-2012, 06:56 AM
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Today, I was in Walmart and saw a product called The Cricket Cup containing 50 live crickets. It is sealed and no one gives them food or water. All the cups on the shelf had expiration dates of 5-16-12, which is already 3 days overdue. These crickets are just going to starve to death without food or water.

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#2 Old 05-20-2012, 05:17 PM
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I hate that I have to support this business to feed my animals. It's bad enough that pet stores do it, so Walmart should know better (I guess?). Signed.

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#3 Old 05-20-2012, 05:36 PM
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Pet stores (at least any I've seen) at least feed and water the crickets. I have never seen them in a sealed container like that, that's just beyond disgusting. Any time I've seen them, they are all in a large container, with food and water.
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#4 Old 05-23-2012, 07:30 AM
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Walmart also keeps betta fish and fiddler crabs (which they sell as pets) in little plastic cups.

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#5 Old 05-23-2012, 10:09 AM
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This is disgusting and it beats me to know how this is allowed.


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#6 Old 05-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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What the Hell?  I only get my pets food when I go to local grocery store not walmart. 

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#7 Old 05-25-2012, 07:27 PM
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I've been buying cat food there, coz a Cat (neighborhood foreclosed house abandoned victim) adopted me as an "owner" last november. And I hate going into their "pet" department  and spending my money. ('coz they got the cheapest cat food).

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#8 Old 06-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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I purchased one of these today from Wallmart .6-4-12. I did not see an EXP date. But I got these home. And easily half had died, and fell to the bottom. There was what looked like 2 pieces of an apple. This was all dried out. I moved the living remaining crickets into my keeper. I have never seen crickets, so ravenous for food. They are literally pushing each other out of the way. I am giving them Fluker's high calcium diet, along with flukekr's quencher with calcium. The crickets that have lived, do look very strong and healthy. I will be feeding them to some Fire belly toads. I am going to vouch the big box stores. My local Petsmart. sells them. They DO provide proper food and hydration. I always see a huge pile of dead cricket, that they just "push" off to the side. And clean the container for next ship.  After they sell out. Talk about not very sanitary. I have read Dr. Foster and Smith is not so great. Lots of reviews there, saying most crickets have died in route to the location.

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