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Bulk Crickets for Sale

When you're dealing with voracious geckos, dragons, or in some cases, humans, finding bulk crickets for sale will be your saving grace.  

We have millions of crickets for sale.  And they come in various sizes, ranging from small crickets, to medium, to fully grown, adult sized crickets.  We are fully stocked, and can fulfill orders as little as 250, or as many as 100,000.  Our crickets are clean, free of dermestids and any other types of of parasites or viruses.  And for these reasons, we're proud to consider ourselves the best place to buy live crickets online.

And whether you're looking for pinhead crickets, or full 1" adults, we have every size available.

Here's what you need to do after receiving crickets in the mail:

Finding the best place to buy live crickets online is a tedious task.  You'll want a breeder that understands the idiosyncrasies, and the needs and desires for each cricket.  And we've spent decades perfecting our process, ensuring that nymphs are reared separately from adults, and that pinhead crickets can prosper in a stress-free, caring and accommodating husbandry.  

Our crickets are of the Acheta domesticus variety, but are colloquially known as the "house cricket."  And whether you order these crickets to feed bearded dragons, leopard geckos, or any one of your other beloved pets, here are a few pointers you'll want to keep in mind:

  • Keep your crickets in a tall, plastic storage bin.  If you're breeding crickets, then space is important.  So consider a 14 gallon bin, for a colony of 500-1000.  But if you're just trying to store them as feeder crickets, then a smaller bin will be fine.
  • Make sure to cut holes in the lid for the container.  The combination of cricket waste and dead crickets can create an unpleasant odor.  So make sure you cut large holes, and place a screen over the hole.  
  • If breeding, use vermiculite as a bedding material.  
  • The best temperatures is 80 degrees F for an active colony of bulk crickets.
  • Crickets need a lot of water.  So be sure to provide a dish of water that is shallow enough that it won't drown them.  
  • And feed them good fruits and veggies.  Whether you want to gut load them for personal use or for your pets, a healthy diet is the way to go.  
  • And never provide them with calcium supplements.  A lot of other cricket vendors try to pass off calcium supplements as a beneficial dietary supplement for the crickets.  But really, those supplements might as well be snake oil.  Fresh fruit and vegetables will give the crickets all the nutrition they need to be healthy feeders for your beloved pet.  

Breed Crickets

Raising and breeding crickets may sound like a cumbersome task.  However, they are prolific breeders, and can ease the pain that's associated with buying them on a monthly basis.  Growing crickets require inexpesive supplies, and can be done in a any room that's about 90 degrees F.  Here's a list of supplies you'll need to start raising your own crickets:

  • Plastic tub
  • vermiculite
  • Top soil
  • Egg deposit bin

Here is an informative video on how combine all these supplies, to create your own successful cricket breeding colony:


There are many other factors that need to be considered for your cricket colony.  And whether you're trying to breed them, or keep them healthy for your lovable pet, feel free to reach out to us for any questions: contact@thecritterdepot.com