Crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus), House Crickets (Acheta
domestica) and Black Crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus).
Silent, Banded and House Crickets are all sold as "Brown"
Crickets and share similar characteristics. They are soft
bodied, palatable and accepted by a wide variety of
species. Generally they are also non aggressive and so will
not bite the animals that they are being fed to, although
banded crickets will sometimes nip.
All of them are
available from "micro" crickets at about 2-3mm right up to
"Extra large" at about 30mm. Black Crickets are more of a
meal as they are bigger and chunkier, reaching a maximum
size of about 35mm. They are great for larger animals, but
can be quite aggressive.
Crickets can be kept in a well ventilated tank at about
20-25 degrees Celsius. They need plenty of hiding places and constant
access to a high quality dry insect food such as ProRep
Bug Grub. Water can be supplied using a water gel, such
as ProRep's Bug Gel. Crickets also benefit from having a
small piece of Carrot every few days.
The pre-packs are ideal for first time feeders of live food, introducing your exotic pets to a new feeding insect. For the best value possible, be sure to purchase the bulk buy options for optimum value for money.