NANFA-- Cricket-kibble

Terri Vance (
Tue, 13 May 2003 20:16:32 -0400

BG wrote:
Construct a cage about 3' X 4'. place several halves of cardboard egg-cartons
upside down on the bottom of the cage.

All excellent recommendations. The cage is good as it will provide both
living space & ventilation. One caveat to keep in mind though: CRICKETS
REALLY STINK.literally! As for food, crickets will eat pretty much ANY edible
human food item.of course, some are more aromatic after a day or 2 than
others. As the aroma of just the crickets can bowl you over, you'll
definitely want provide a diet of less pungent vittles.things like carrots,
taters, & apples. These items are also good for providing needed moisture.
Also, there's a trick we herpers use called "gut loading": we sprinkle
vitamin/mineral supplements over the food, the theory being that what goes
into the cricket goes into the herp. I imagine the theory will also apply for
feeding cricket-kibble to fish.
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