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 #91723


Cobra 82
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 Black crickets

Does anyone know where I can get live black crickets,and do you think they would be any diffrent as far as nutreints goes.
P.S. Thanx Doug.



06/26/04  01:11am

 #91866


Blue eyes
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  Message To: Cobra   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

I don’t know of anywhere in the States that has them. I know that is what they have primarily over in the UK. Why do you want black crickets?



06/26/04  12:43pm

 #92078


Cobra 82
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  Message To: Blue   In reference to Message Id: 91866


 Black crickets

The black crickets that I caught up in Indiana Seemed bigger and juicer. Just thinking my monitor,turtles,and frogs would like them even more than the common brown feeder crickets.



06/26/04  09:58pm

 #104831


CDhasMHD
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  Message To: Cobra   In reference to Message Id: 92078


 Black crickets

Is this what you are looking for?



07/22/04  10:05am

 #104864


Cobra 82
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  Message To: CDhasMHD   In reference to Message Id: 104831


 Black crickets

Yep.Did you catch it or find where you can get them?



07/22/04  10:58am

 #106811


CDhasMHD
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  Message To: Cobra   In reference to Message Id: 104864


 Black crickets

I found it while cutting my grass you’r right they do look alot more appitizing (to a lizard that is) I thought if you could find them you could maybe you could breed them and feed the baby’s to your lizard.



07/25/04  09:58pm

 #152035


Scott14
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  Message To: CDhasMHD   In reference to Message Id: 106811


 Black crickets

Some advise on the black crickets..Dnt feed them to the amphibians they have alot harder exo skeletond than the brown crickets and toads/frogs find it alot harder to digest.
Scott14,



09/30/04  02:02pm

 #376486


THEBIGIG
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  Message To: Scott14   In reference to Message Id: 152035


 Black crickets

try livefoods.com for all sorts of foods



06/20/05  11:39am

 #399531


Drizzle3
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  Message To: THEBIGIG   In reference to Message Id: 376486


 Black crickets

I always turn over this step stones in our garden and find them huge black crickets. My tree frog just loved them. He really had to stretch his mouth though!!



07/12/05  05:32pm

 #412136


NothinGood
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  Message To: Drizzle3   In reference to Message Id: 399531


 Black crickets

can you feed those black crickets to a leopard gecko or can they only eat the brown crickets?



07/22/05  05:42pm

 #464704


ILuvMyFrogs!
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  Message To: NothinGood   In reference to Message Id: 412136


 Black crickets

Hi, I live in the UK & you can buy either ’Brown’ crickets, or ’Black’ crickets.

Brown Crickets can jump 3-4ft high & live for ages eating anything. My friend once dropped a tub of them & had some escape. A month or so later they had to get a new fridge freezer- they had chewed through the wiring!!!

Black crickets can only jump around 1ft high, & are not so long lived, plus they are more selective in what they eat. So any escapees will not cause any where near the damage of a ’brown’ cricket!

Nutritionally, there is not much difference- providing they have been gut loaded!

I feed these to my Whites Tree Frogs, Leopard Gecko, Tarantula & Bull Frog with absolutely NO problems!

As for breeding I’m clueless, but I just thought I’d share what I know!

(p.s I only EVER buy BLACK crickets after hearing my friends story!)



09/02/05  07:00pm

 #470662


Breeder
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  Message To: ILuvMyFrogs!   In reference to Message Id: 464704


 Black crickets

ForsaleinUKandEUonly



09/07/05  04:58pm

 #520027


Geckofanatic
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  Message To: Blue eyes   In reference to Message Id: 91866


 Black crickets

yes we have them over here in the uk shipping is obviously best if you want them its very inexpensive



10/23/05  07:12am

 #525007


Reptonic republican
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  Message To: Geckofanatic   In reference to Message Id: 520027


 Black crickets

hard exo skeleton on a cricket.. ha ha... i catc them in Ohio and i kill half of them... if you guys see little tiny crixs in your yard it that r black they grow into the black ones...



10/28/05  08:22pm

 #783347


Jarell
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  Message To: Reptonic republican   In reference to Message Id: 525007


 Black crickets

i catch those all the time in rancho cucamunga......wich is here in california



05/12/06  09:12pm

 #1136158


Native Crickets
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

Nutrients are the same. I only know of one web site in U.S. and that is in Florida. Native Crickets



01/16/07  09:35pm

 #1140429


Pollywog
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  Message To: Native Crickets   In reference to Message Id: 1136158


 Black crickets

We are quite lucky here in the UK we have 4 types of cricket commercially produced for the Reptile Trade. The Black Field Cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus), Brown House Cricket (Acheta domestica), Tropical House Cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus), & Silent Field Cricket (Gryllus assimilis).
There is little to choose from in terms of nutrition but they each have their own properties, A.domestica are best for all round use, G.bimaculatus are more robust in terms of temperature and so can be shipped in cooler temperatures and more suited to being fed in outdoor terraria or to animals kept in cool outbuildings, G.sigillatus are smaller and prefer warmer temperatures and higher humidity so more suited to feeding animals in tropical terraria and the G.assimilis is better suited to dry warm conditions so ideal for feeding animals in desert or savannah setups.
I breed / have bred all 4 of these species and their breeding requirements are all very similar if your still after some e-mail me at: .uk, and I’ll see what I can do for you.



01/20/07  11:58am

 #1144313


Hmd, anole lover
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  Message To: Pollywog   In reference to Message Id: 1140429


 Black crickets

Ive been catching those for years in my back yard. I thought the shell would be too hard for my anoles and mountain horned dragon.

Chad



01/23/07  01:52am

 #1627429


David Tucker
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

For everyone out there interested in finding black crickets for sale in the USA, I have found a great and CHEAP website Called www.CricketsDirect.com

500 black crickets- $10.00
1,000 black crickets- $10.50


Thanks Reptile Zone members
David Tucker



02/17/08  06:30pm

 #1627432


David Tucker
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

For everyone out there interested in finding black crickets for sale in the USA, I have found a great and CHEAP website Called www.CricketsDirect.com

500 black crickets- $10.00
1,000 black crickets- $10.50


Thanks Reptile Zone members
David Tucker



02/17/08  06:32pm

 #1627433


David Tucker
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

For everyone out there interested in finding black crickets for sale in the USA, I have found a great and CHEAP website Called www.CricketsDirect.com

500 black crickets- $10.00
1,000 black crickets- $10.50


Thanks Reptile Zone members
David Tucker



02/17/08  06:33pm

 #1780775


YankeeChops
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  Message To: David Tucker   In reference to Message Id: 1627433


 Black crickets

CRICKETSDIRECT.COM DOES NOT SELL BLACK CRICKETS!!! FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!!!!!!!

I just ordered 1000 "black" crickets from this site, as that is what their website photos show. I just received 1000 brown crickets instead. I am VERY unhappy with this seller.



07/02/08  03:59pm

 #1822013


Doug2
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  Message To: YankeeChops   In reference to Message Id: 1780775


 Black crickets

Livefood.com sells them its in the UK but I think they can ship to the US they also have locusts!

http://www.livefoodsbypost.co.uk/reptile-food-296-c.asp



08/06/08  05:51pm

 #1843202


VaranidGuy
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  Message To: Jarell   In reference to Message Id: 783347


 Black crickets

I live in Riverside and they’re all over the place here as well.

-Shane



08/26/08  04:12pm

 #1849700


Doug2
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  Message To: VaranidGuy   In reference to Message Id: 1843202


 Black crickets

Ive caught so many on my local beach that I have successfully started a breeding colony. They are about 3 times bigger than the brown crickets and are aggressive about territory. My frilled dragon cant get enough of them!



09/02/08  06:15pm

 #1889999


Zoc31
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 91723


 Black crickets

Here in Indiana we got tons. If you want like 2cm long ones look in long grass, millions. If you want wart biters look in the weeds around ponds, also you can find locusts in like gravel and they are very hard to catch, i gotaa creep up &jump on em



10/29/08  07:53pm

 #1932809


Concos Herp
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  Message To: Cobra 82   In reference to Message Id: 104864


 Black crickets

Dear Cobra, Were I live you can find those EVERY WHERE!! CNY



01/15/09  03:47pm

 #1973108


87rx7chick
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  Message To: Concos Herp   In reference to Message Id: 1932809


 Black crickets

i live in san antonio tx and we get swarms of them every few years, to the point where it damages buildings and some tourist atractions such as the hemisphire’s elivators
they got into the build of mazda’s service, and the smell was horrible, then rats came and ate the dead crickets then they had dead rats, they are almost like a pleg here.... along with the swarms of butterflies and pill bugs and lady bugs, oh texas is fricken wierd



03/22/09  10:59pm

 #2034138


Rattler 98
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  Message To: 87rx7chick   In reference to Message Id: 1973108


 Black crickets

dude they have black crix at my local pet store in ohio



07/05/09  12:02am

 #2034140


Rattler 98
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  Message To: 87rx7chick   In reference to Message Id: 1973108


 Black crickets

dude they have black crix at my local pet store in ohio



07/05/09  12:05am

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