Cricket Keeping and Feeding

Why are live crickets better than other feeder insects?

Why are live crickets better than other feeder insects?
Crickets are the most common and widely available feeder insects, and they also happen to be the best feeder option for pet owners. Crickets are fed to insectivorous reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. They're easy to keep, very nutritious for your pets.

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How do I get my crickets from the shipping box to my cricket keeper?

How do I get my crickets from the shipping box to my cricket keeper?

So you have ordered your crickets in bulk for the first time, and you now see that they have arrived loose in the box.  You might be wondering how you are going to get them out of this shipping box and into your cricket keeper.  If the keeper is big enough, you can simply place the box in the keeper, open it as you would a normal package, and dump the contents out.  If the keeper is smaller, there are ways to get the crickets into the keeper.  Don't worry!  It is really very easy.  Follow the instructions below to...

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Caring for Live Crickets

Caring for Live Crickets

Holding Container Crickets should not be kept in their shipping boxes.  The shipping boxes are only designed to hold them for about seven days.  The best way to house your crickets is to purchase a tote from your local store.  The tote should be at least two feet high, and have a lid with holes poked in the top.  It is also a good idea to take clear tape, the type used to package items for shipping, and tape a line around the top of the tote.  The top of the tape should be about two inches from the top...

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Breeding Live Crickets

Breeding Live Crickets

A lot of people ask us how we breed the crickets and get baby crickets.  Let me start by saying, it is not a simple task.  Crickets have to have very specific conditions to lay eggs and for the eggs to hatch.  If you deviate too far from their ideal conditions, the eggs simply will not produce.  That being said, it is still very possible for you to breed your own crickets. Adult crickets are the crickets that will breed.  As long as you have males and females in the container together, they will breed.  You can tell the difference between...

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Live Crickets and Calcium

Live Crickets and Calcium

One of the biggest mistakes we see pet owners make is giving their crickets too much calcium. Many people try to dust their crickets with calcium daily or gut load them with calcium in their food.  This can cause major problems for the crickets. First, when crickets are eating too much calcium, they are not getting the other nutrients they need to stay healthy.  Second, crickets have an exoskeleton and need to molt. Giving crickets too much calcium hardens their exoskeleton and makes it harder for them to molt. Both of these things will cause your crickets to die much...

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