Your Reptile and Amphibian Resource and Information Site

Back to Crickets-Keeping and Breeding Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area  

Crickets-Keeping and Breeding Forum

JiminyCricket   Jared T   Sajane   Jared T   Sajane   Jared T   Sajane   Jared T   Jared T   Jared T   Sajane   Jared T   Sajane   Jared T   Liemoffline   GrimlockRose   Jared T   GrimlockRose   Jared T  
 Member  Message

 #2031873


JiminyCricket
View Profile





 Cricket Eggs

Do the cricket egg’s temperature need to be kept overnight?



06/30/09  11:24pm

 #2033130


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: JiminyCricket   In reference to Message Id: 2031873


 Cricket Eggs

Yup. It’s just like any other egg!



07/02/09  11:09pm

 #2048725


Sajane
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2033130


 Cricket Eggs

I put the adult crickets in a kritter keeper with wet potting soil. After the eggs are laid I just keep it wet and at room temp. about 70- 75 degrees. They hatch just fine.



07/31/09  01:50pm

 #2066961


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2048725


 Cricket Eggs

My first egg laying tub I used potting soil. It seems that the soil has generated fruit flies/gnats, it also attracts flies like crazy, and leads the flies to laying eggs in it. Did this happen to you? The soil also molded within 7 days. I decided to keep it and see what happens, I now have over a hundred crickets running around in it, with more to come. Will be tossing that soil sunday..

Anything similar with your soil, or did you bake it first?



09/03/09  12:08am

 #2067199


Sajane
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2066961


 Cricket Eggs

The first time I also had gnats. I baked the soil the 2nd time and no gnats, but a fly some how got in and laid eggs! I took out the maggots and went on from there no problem. The 3rd time I have had a slight mold problem, I think it may be because i kept the cricket keeper on a dark shelf. The gnats were the biggest pain though. Its not that easy to get the baby crix out of the dirt. Take the lid off it and lay it side ways in a plastic tub with window screen for a lid.Line the bottom with newspaper and put egg crate and toilet paper rolls inside. I keep the oats and food and water in dishes as the first time I used oats as substrate and it molded also.Unless anyone else has an idea on how to get the crix out of the kritter keeper.



09/03/09  03:45pm

 #2067433


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2067199


 Cricket Eggs

I no longer use soil, but I was just wondering about what yours did. I switched to sterile vermiculite.

What I do is I put the egg laying tub in my storage container/cricket tub and fold a piece of card board so that it touches the egg soil but not the main tub floor. That way when crickets walk the whole piece, most of them fall. I do this when I first see eggs hatched. I then put food and a water source in both tubs. Not sure how well the card board idea will work, but I will know by Sunday...



09/04/09  01:15am

 #2067668


Sajane
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2067433


 Cricket Eggs

I did something a little similar. Let me know how it works



09/04/09  03:11pm

 #2067720


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2067668


 Cricket Eggs

So far it’s working not that good lol



09/04/09  06:01pm

 #2067785


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2067668


 Cricket Eggs

My next egg laying tub started hatching tonight(I kept a tub in the breeder crickets for four days then replaced with a new one). The cardboard ramp didn’t work real well, so I decided to use a toilet paper roll. For some reason crickets are attracted to these things. Every ten minutes I just go in and shake them off in the grow tub. Seems to work, but if it takes too long because there are hundreds of babies, I will think of something else.



09/04/09  10:08pm

 #2068148


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2067668


 Cricket Eggs

Nothing is seeming to work quickly. But I figured out an idea!

I have one inch deep Tupperware containers. I’m gonna fill it almost full of egg laying substrate while leaving a 1/4 inch rim of space at the top. Then I will be putting it in the cricket container with an 1/8 inch wire mesh fitted snug over the substrate to keep crickets from digging and eating the eggs. After the four days I will be taking the egg tub out, and replacing it with a new one. With the already fertilized tub I will then lightly pour more substrate on the top of the existing so that it in turn makes it flush with the top of the container. Crickets will then easily(I hope lol) be able to be transferred. Even just a little bit of wind could easily transfer them out of the egg laying tub. WOOOO!



09/05/09  07:42pm

 #2069350


Sajane
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2068148


 Cricket Eggs

My eggs should be hatching soon.



09/08/09  03:33pm

 #2069505


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2069350


 Cricket Eggs

I got two out of three egg tubs hatched. One more to go. So far I have about I’d say two thousand crickets. Twelve days worth of egg laying with a thousand adults gives you quite a bit of crickets!



09/08/09  07:36pm

 #2070254


Sajane
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2069505


 Cricket Eggs

It s great isnt it? really not much work to it.



09/10/09  11:19am

 #2070440


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2070254


 Cricket Eggs

In the beginning it is quite a bit of work, but once you have it all figured out and easily achieved, all the rest is not that much time consuming. Third egg tub began hatching today!



09/10/09  06:38pm

 #2098097


Liemoffline
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2070440


 Cricket Eggs

http://traidetuongvy.dyndns.info/en/ky-thuat-nuoi-de-men.html



11/23/09  07:45pm

 #2178898


GrimlockRose
View Profile



  Message To: Liemoffline   In reference to Message Id: 2098097


 Cricket Eggs

What do y’all do with all of the crickets and is there ever a down time for breeding, or do y’all keep it like an assembly line?



10/03/10  09:21pm

 #2178918


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: GrimlockRose   In reference to Message Id: 2178898


 Cricket Eggs

Depends on how many reptiles you’re feeding..

You want just enough crickets so that you have enough to feed, yet more than enough to breed once they mature. To keep the breeding cycle going.

If you’re housing one lizard you can get by with just buying the crickets, I’d think.



10/03/10  11:04pm

 #2178926


GrimlockRose
View Profile



  Message To: Jared T   In reference to Message Id: 2178918


 Cricket Eggs

I’m feeding three, but they want crickets at half-through maturity. Once they start maturing, their interests wane (size issue, I think). One lizzie for sure can’t have the large ones. With how fast the crickets grow, I pay as much in gas for trips to the store as I do crickets.



10/03/10  11:55pm

 #2179067


Jared T
View Profile



  Message To: GrimlockRose   In reference to Message Id: 2178926


 Cricket Eggs

You’ll probably get away with one egg bin every week. Or even every 2 weeks. Depends on how you house the crickets and such. The larger their home, and the cleaner the better. You also need lots of eggs crates.

Also, for the first 8-10 weeks of the breeding cycle you’re going to need breeding crickets. That way you’ll have egg producing up until the first crickets that hatch are ready to breed, and so on.

It takes a little effort, and a little space, but after time and practice it becomes second nature. I yet again screwed up my cricket breeding cycle. Except this time it was due to funds. Ugh. But I got quite a few crickets lol



10/04/10  08:52pm


Back to Crickets-Keeping and Breeding Forum   Forums   Home   Members Area