A CHECK LIST FOR DYING HISSERS (FINDING THE ROOT CAUSES OF
1. BAD FOODS
Do not give any fresh green vegetables or fruits to them for a while. Hisser
babies live very well by eating only finely ground dry dog/cat food.
2. POLLUTED TANK WALLS
Take out all the Hissers from the tank and wash the tank completely. The areas
touched by the vegetables with insecticide is polluted. Make sure not use any
soap or any chemicals to wash their glass/plastic tank.
3. POLLUTED HISSER FECES
The Hisser babies that ate polluted Hissers’ feces became polluted as well.
Take out their dry feces everyday for a while. Use a large spoon, a soft large
(one inch wide) nylon brush and post card to take out those dry feces.
Take out all the ornaments/accessories and substrates from their tank.
Everything. Keep their tank bare minimum with chick water setting, food dish,
and a few toilet paper roll cores.
3. FAMILY MEMBERS
Ask them if they used any insecticide or any unusual chemicals inside of the
house including in the bathroom for the last few weeks.
Good luck to you and your pet insects!
(c) Takeshi Yamada 2002
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