What is this coming out of my crickets?

EulersK

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Nope, that would be an ovipositor. Almost all insects have them - it's how they lay their eggs. Crushing that bit will prevent females from laying eggs in your enclosures.
 
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SpaceCase

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Thanks man, I was kinda freaking for a second.. I've never noticed them before I guess.. thanks again!
 

basin79

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Do you mean the ovipositor? The black needle like thing? That's what female crickets use to lay their eggs.

Edit. Didn't refresh the page. Already answered.
 
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