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A Quick Run Down of a Cricket's Life Cycle

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Here's The Cricket Life Cycle Cheat Sheet to give you a Fast & Furious Head Start on your Cricket Curriculum Mother Cricket Lays hundreds of Eggs Eggs incubate for 14 days “nymph” hatches from the egg “nymph” grows into a cricket And here's the detailed version of that story... The glamorous life of a feeder cricket starts with an impregnated female.  The female crickets have the ovipositors.  Many people think these are tails.  But instead, they're a tubes from which the impregnated female cricket deposits her eggs.  And the mother cricket can lay hundreds of eggs at a time.   But she...

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What should I put In my cricket habitat?

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My crickets deserve the best habitat known to man and insect!  But what should I put inside of their new home? This is a common question that crosses the minds of many cricket enthusiasts.  And although the answer may seem obvious, it's difficult to know what goes on inside the mind of a cricket, to meet their complete satisfaction.  And although we consider ourselves to be cricket whisperers, we'd by lying to you if we told you we took the time to get to know every cricket we shipped across the world.  So the best we can offer is what...

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Raising Crickets? Here's the Best Bedding Material To Increase Your Population.

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Cricket substrate: How to satisfy your critter's substrate needs Just like a human needs a house, a cricket needs its substrate. If you have just recently bought crickets, you might be wondering: How do I know which substrate to choose for my crickets? Well, you’re in luck. The Critter Depot has researched several options that are proven to satisfy your critters substrate needs. It gets better: These substrates are also affordable, so you won’t be breaking the bank. But, what is substrate and why do my crickets need it? A substrate is the material or bedding on the floor of...

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Cricket Chow - Eating Crickets and Their Many Benefits

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Crickets for Human Consumption A lot of people might find themselves turned off by the idea of consuming crickets. There’s a variety of benefits to adding some bugs into your diet though, both on a personal and a societal level. As the population rises we’ll be seeking alternative sources of protein to add to our diets, and crickets are already beginning to show up in some places as a viable food source. Benefits to You Crickets make for a fantastic source of protein, of course, but there’s also a few little known factors relating to their value as a food...

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Let's get a closer look at the Cricket Family Tree

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Let's get a closer look at the Cricket Family Tree There’s a number of different cricket species which can be found around the world. We’re here to present you with an overview of some of the more common ones, so you’ll be able to quickly and easily identify what you’re looking at when you happen to stumble across one.   House Crickets House crickets are the most common variety of cricket in most places. Apart from their use in the pet trade, and even as a food source occasionally, this hardy insect has managed to find a niche in ecologies...

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