How do I breed crickets?

cooperevans001

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Hey everyone. Just wanted to ask how I would go abut breeding crickets for feeding. I got the basics, but want to know what food I should use, lighting, etc.. also, what are some other feeding animals that you guys suggest for T's? Thanks.
 

Venom1080

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wrong sub-forum. this should be in "Insects, other invertebrates and Arthropods".
 

cooperevans001

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Are roaches good for slings under 1"? Got some 1/4" slings coming in that I am going to need to feed...
 

EulersK

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Switch to roaches :D

But no, really, don't bother breeding anything unless you've got a large collection. If you really want to breed something, do dubia roaches. Crickets are relatively difficult to breed. All of my spiders - regardless of size - get dubias.
 

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I breed my own crickets because I have some super tiny slings that can only eat tiny pinhead crickets, but I only breed a very small amount. I had 2 female crickets, 1 male, and last batch of eggs got me around 50 pinheads. I don't do anything real special for breeding them, i put a small container of dirt with screen over it on the cage to lay eggs in. Then about every 10 days I replace the container and put it in an styrofoam incubator I have for hatching chicken eggs and keep them on the low 80's until they hatch. I dont consier them to be hard to breed at all. I dont use any extra heat or lighting for the crickets, just keep them at room tempature.
 

N1ghtFire

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Switch to roaches :D

But no, really, don't bother breeding anything unless you've got a large collection. If you really want to breed something, do dubia roaches. Crickets are relatively difficult to breed. All of my spiders - regardless of size - get dubias.
Do you have any aboreals that you feed dubia? I've tried getting my avics to eat them, but they seem to prefer dubia as a roommate instead of food. :rolleyes:
 

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Do you have any aboreals that you feed dubia? I've tried getting my avics to eat them, but they seem to prefer dubia as a roommate instead of food. :rolleyes:
I don't keep many arboreals, but they all eat dubia. I have an A. avicularia that was very hesitant of roaches at first. A couple months without food changed her tune, and now she takes them happily.

In my house, the spiders either eat dubia or nothing at all.
 

tetracerus

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Are roaches good for slings under 1"? Got some 1/4" slings coming in that I am going to need to feed...
Mealworms cut into pieces will do. I haven't personally bred crickets but having kept some alive for a week and a half was enough to convince me to never raise them. They are smelly and loud and probably not worth your time.
 
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