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Dsrtsnoman
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 Cricket colony one

I have just this, a 10 gal tank, cricket food and water, organic potting soil, hiding spots, and a heat lamp for plants. Will this work to just put the potting soil all along the bottom of the tank, and the hides, food, water, and light to make them breed alright, or won’t it work?Thank you.



02/08/11  09:36pm

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Sajane
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  Message To: Dsrtsnoman   In reference to Message Id: 2203872


 Cricket colony one

it will work if you keep the dirt moist. Its not the best way to do it as there is no way to clean that set up or remove the pin heads from the dirt.



02/09/11  01:55pm

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Dsrtsnoman
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  Message To: Sajane   In reference to Message Id: 2203981


 Cricket colony one

Hi, will the adult crickets eat the small ones and once you get them out, can you feed them standard gel and cricket food?how long will it take for them to grow?



02/12/11  06:14pm

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  Message To: Dsrtsnoman   In reference to Message Id: 2204555


 Cricket colony one

Adults will eat basically anything. I’m not sure if the females do, but I know the males will make a snack out of the unhatched eggs. It’s best to just have a small plastic tube with just soil in it and screen over the top to keep the males from eating the eggs. Then after a week of the plastic tub being in there take it out and put it in another bigger container until they hatch. If they are inside, and the house stays fairly warm they really don’t need any heating to hatch but If thats not the case then they do need heating. Always make sure the soil is moist (Not drenched) so the eggs don’t dry out.



02/15/11  05:05pm

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Kyoss
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  Message To: Dsrtsnoman   In reference to Message Id: 2204555


 Cricket colony one

Oh and yes the babies can eat the gel, not sure about the cricket food until they get a little bigger. I like to feed lettuce or potato.



02/15/11  05:06pm


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