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The Secret Life of Meal Worms

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Quite a few of us have fed mealworms to our reptiles at various times, but most reptile collectors are entirely disconnected from the process. Mealworms are actually the larval form of the darkling beetle, and their life cycle is a process that shows off a lot of the awesome metamorphosis that can happen in more complex arthropods. In the Beginning Mealworms begin life as an egg of course. The darkling beetle that is the adult form of the meal worm typically burrows into softer soil and lays several hundred eggs. The egg is tiny, about the size of a grain...

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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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So You Want to be a Cricket Farmer?

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So You Want To Be a Cricket Farmer? No one likes to have to run down to the store for crickets all the time, it’s a hassle and sooner or later it’ll start to wear on your wallet. Sometimes the only store available might sell insects of a questionable quality too and you know your reptiles deserve better. The good news is just about anyone can raise crickets for our scaled friends with ease.   The Basics The most important part of success in raising any creature is definitely knowing the critter. The most common cricket in the pet trade...

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Raising Crickets for your Hungry Pets

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Raising Crickets for Pets A chirping cricket can can be exceptionally irritating and bothersome. But not all humans act alike, and some may actually enjoy the common cricket sound.  It may be difficult to understand what type of maniac would actually enjoy the noise of a cricket in their home, but if they are a pet owner, caring for geckos, or bearded dragons, then they are likely to enjoy the sound, knowing that it will lead to happy pets.  But naturally, the next question is how the hell do you raise crickets?!  Raising crickets is not difficult, because they are...

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