This pack of 50 crickets are Acheta domesticus or common house crickets. They are medium-sized, measuring approximately 1/2" in length.
Crickets are ideal for many science classrooms, including biological lessons, like life cycle and behavior studies. They are also a common food source for reptiles, birds, and amphibians.
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Please note: This item is a living being. We hope your crickets live long, happy lives! But there is always a chance their lifespan will end prematurely. Before you buy, consider the possibility of disappointment about the crickets lifespan. Guarantees for lifespan and/or replacements are vendor-specific and noted in each product. PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE CRICKETS INTO THE WILD. If you are no longer able to care for your crickets, we recommend rehoming them or contacting PHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine at 866-524-5421 or [email protected]
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Feed your crickets dry foods like oats, bran, grain, flaked fish food, fresh vegetables, potatoes and carrots. If using as feeder crickets, calcium and vitamin dust can be added to the dry food to gut-load the crickets. Add a damp sponge or slightly soaked cotton wool to avoid the crickets drowning in a water bowl. Their water should be declorinated or bottled spring water. Great food source of food for amphibians and reptiles.Housing:
Keep at 25 - 30°C (77- 86°F). Crickets can survive at temperatures below this, but won't breed as quickly. House them in a well-ventilated, deep, plastic tub/bin or an aquarium with a mesh lid. If using a plastic tub with lid, be sure to poke holes in the lid to allow adequate air flow. No substrate needs to be used, so this makes cleaning an easier task. Remove any dead crickets to stop spread of disease and keep the live crickets from eating the dead ones. Crickets require places to hide, so cardboard tubes or egg box bottoms placed in the tub will help them to feel safe. Keep in a place that will provide a normal light cycle of about 8 hours of light.
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