Armored Cricket Lifespan

chanda

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I believe they're pretty short lived - less than a year from egg to dead. There isn't a lot of information on line about keeping these, but I talked to a guy who had some at a Reptile Show a few years ago. I was tempted, but between the high prices he was asking ($95 each) and the short life expectancy, I passed on them. I suppose it would be worth it if you could get them to breed and keep them going for multiple generations.
 

Ratmosphere

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Wow, not long at all. If I ever obtain a pair I would definitely try to breed them.
 

Hisserdude

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Yeah, you would definitely want a sexed pair, it seems many of the cool looking Orthopterans are short lived unfortunately, (JCs, Armored crickets, predatory katydids, etc.). Still, if I had the money to buy them I'd jump on the first offer I could find, from what I know imports are really rare in the US, but they are usually available in the UK. They are awesome insects and I'd love to try breeding some! :D
 

Ratmosphere

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True! However, I hear they make a crazy noise like something out of a horror movie. :astonished:
 

sschind

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Somebody at Tinley park bought a whole bunch of them last year. We will see if he brings any this year.
 

RodG

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Definitely a cool group of critters. Wish they.were easier to get.
 
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