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 #241376


Nikki69
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 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

this is what i am going to do i haven’t started but i will soon:
1. a large container, rubbermaid, w/ screen on top (cut out plastic then screen).
2. put egg cartons, food (c icket food, orange and potato), and water gel.
3. 2 egg containers, tupperware with lid cut out and screen added. (this is what i am not sure about do i fill it right full with soil so it touches the lis or do i leave it lower down? will the crickets lay their eggs in it if they can’t touch the dirt?)
4. fill it with about 100 crickets.
5. put heat mat under to keep it warm.
6. wait a week or so, then put egg containers into a different rubbermaid (same setup as above)
7. wait for them to hatch. (do i take the lid off the egg container, take it off a little bit or lleave it on?)
8. then wait for them to grow up.
also when i put the egg containers by themself do i leave the dirt in the container or spread it out, in the rubbermaid?
thanks, any input would be appreciated.



02/05/05  10:30pm

 #395091


Reptile Sheba :P
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  Message To: Nikki69   In reference to Message Id: 241376


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

if u fill up the cage what room would the crickets have? have it lower down they will get to it on their own



07/08/05  07:05pm

 #395473


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  Message To: Nikki69   In reference to Message Id: 241376


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

Ok why did you cut the lid out of the tupperware thing. Just donít use a lid.

And I would fill the egg laying dish to the top, Iíve never had troubles that way.

Well when you have the egg laying dishes in the other container, just leave the container lid off, the pinheads will jump out of the tupperware thing.

leave the dirt in the contianer, like I said up there.

It sounds like you would be doing it right though.



07/09/05  01:51am

 #403145


Bearded Dragon Lover
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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 395473


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

She cut the lid off the tupperware thing because crickets seem to have a tendency to eat the eggs (at least the ones i try to breed) even if there is food...so if you cut the tupperware top off and put screen over it, they canít get to the eggs and you should have a higher success rate..



07/15/05  02:27am

 #403798


Packer43064
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  Message To: Bearded Dragon Lover   In reference to Message Id: 403145


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

Well I only keep the egg laying dish in the breeding bin for only 2 days, or less. So I donít get that many that are eaten.

I always get thousands per egg laying dish.

I use 7 dishes for th eggs, which I chnage every 2 days, so I have plenty of eggs.



07/15/05  05:13pm

 #407580


Bearded Dragon Lover
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  Message To: Packer43064   In reference to Message Id: 403798


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

lol, see, i donít think many people use more then 2 egg laying trays.. If you have that many and you take them out that often, then i imagine they dont eat them, lol. When i tried, i couldnít keep the crickets out of the eggs...so im tryin again, but setting up more properly (last time was more of an accident)



07/19/05  02:06am

 #431097


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  Message To: Nikki69   In reference to Message Id: 241376


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

The simplest of all of the crix setup is this...
1-Large plastic fish tank, or reptile tank.(plastic holds heat better)
2-2 Dishes food, and damp papertowel/wool dish for water.
3-A couple of egg cartons for hiding and climbing.
4-1-2 inches of damp breeding substrate, sand, soil etc in a dish or pan under or on top of egg cartons.(mist substrate daily)
5-Add crix...
6-Change water and remove uneaten food and add fresh daily.



08/06/05  05:06pm

 #432669


Alke
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  Message To: Adams   In reference to Message Id: 431097


 Breeding crickets, is this correct?

you can keep them in a large margarine container and theyíll breed...



08/07/05  10:31pm


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