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Cricket colony?

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:04 am

Hi, I want to start a cricket colony. Does any body have any ideas?( Trying to save money)
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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Too much work IMO. Easier (and probably cheaper if you factor in your time) to just buy crickets in bulk. If you're set on it, i'd watch some videos on youtube about it. Much better to have a visual for this type of thing IMO.

Dubias are much less work if that is something you'd be interested in.

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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:39 pm

I would like to switch to dubias and start breeding them, but my mom and dad do not want any roaches in house or garage. :banghead:
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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby claudiusx » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:53 pm

That's understandable, lots of people feel that way too. If your order crickets online they are much cheaper than at the petstore. And you won't have to deal with the loud chirping of crickets if you were to breed them.

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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:05 am

Would your parents be willing to read up on keeping roaches vs crickets? Dubia and Discoid (for places like FL where dubias are illegal) roaches don't fly or climb, are much easier to maintain, are quiet, and don't stink like crickets do. They're also more nutritious for your pet and far less likely to bring parasites. Their temp/humidity requirements for breeding also make them not an infestation risk in most places, in the unlikely event of escape.
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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:11 am

Side note - I live in Florida and have an immediate and visceral reaction to "palmetto bugs" and german roaches, but I've been able to comfortably handle the discoids, mostly just to move them from point a to point b, with the exception of the fully grown males. They move fast and that still creeps me out a bit. I keep a small piece of egg crate to move them if I need to. But I've come to appreciate my little starter colony, and I'm looking forward to seeing them reproduce. :0)
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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:31 am

I'm lucky just to have crickets in the garage. I REAL Y want to keep dubias but I cant.
( would dubias be fine outside in a container, I know nothing about roaches)
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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby claudiusx » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:13 am

It would be too hard to control their environment outside. Plus they would be very susceptible to predators such as spiders outside.

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Re: Cricket colony?

Postby Moon4wolfgirl » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Ok. I asked my parents again and they said maybe :? . I'm going to look more into dubias. Thanks.
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