Online Cricket Suppliers

I play the game of where-to-get-crickets-from far too often depending on how many I need and when I need to have them by. With baby chameleons there are too many hungry mouths to have time to wait if I miss the shipping deadline, and cost definitely adds up! I made a cheat sheet for myself and figured I'd share. I've amassed the major cricket supplier information with links to their websites for anyone shopping around for bulk crickets! Based on prices in December 2013 with shipping from listed base location to Colorado with overnight shipping. Shipping is going to be variable depending on destination location but this will give you an idea of where to start at least. Some suppliers ship in smaller quantities. Listed in alphabetical order. Happy cricket shopping! :)

Armstrong Crickets
http://www.armstrongcrickets.com
Base: Louisiana
500: $10
1000: $14.40
3000: $42
Shipping: $15.95, all conditions guarantee. Shipped same day if order placed before noon CST Mon-Thurs.

Carolina Crickets
http://www.carolinacrickets.com
Base: South Carolina
250: $9.95
500: $10.95
1000: $13.95
2000: $25.95
Shipping: $12.50 for USPS 1-2 day shipping as only option. No guarantee below 25 degrees or above 95 degrees or if no one to accept delivery. Shipped same day if order placed before noon EST Mon-Thurs.

Crickets Direct
http://www.cricketsdirect.com/
Base: California
500: $23.99
1000: $28.99
Shipping: included in cost. All conditions guarantee as long as winter shipping option with overnight chosen. Shipped same day if order placed before 1pm PST Mon-Thurs.

Fluker Farms Crickets
http://www.flukerfarms.com
Base: Louisiana
100: $6.50
250: $8.90
500: $11.50
1000: $14.50
3000: $40.50
Shipping: $14.80, hold for weather below 15 degrees or no guarantee. Shipped same day if order placed before 3pm CST Mon-Thurs.

Ghanns Crickets
http://www.ghann.com
Base: Georgia
250: $9.95
500: $11.75
1000: $13.99
2000: $24.99
Shipping: $26.53, no guarantee below 25 degrees or over 95 degrees, report within 1 hour of delivery if problem if left at door. Shipped same day if order placed before noon EST Mon-Thurs.

Great Lakes Hornworms
http://www.greatlakeshornworm.com/crickets-68.html
Base: Michigan
500: $11
1000: $18
Shipping: $11.50 for 'standard shipping' which appears to be UPS Ground. No guarantee if below 40 degrees, above 80 degrees or if no one home to accept deliver. Shipped same day if order placed before 6am CST Mon-Wed.

Healthy Crickets
http://www.healthycrickets.com/
Base: unknown
250: $9.99
500: $11.99
1000: $14.99
3000: $43.25
Shipping: $87.24! (should probably verify with customer service because there's no way that's right), no guarantee below 40 degrees or above 80 degrees. Shipped same day if order placed before noon EST Mon-Thurs.

Josh's Frogs
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/food-nutrition/feeder-insects-supplements-2/crickets-2/crickets-2.html
Base: Timberline Crickets
500: $9.49
1000: $15.49
Shipping: $25.78, no guarantee if overnight lows below 10 degrees. Shipped same day if order placed before 4pm EST Mon-Thurs.

LLL Reptile
http://www.lllreptile.com
Base: Illinois via Timberline Crickets
500: $9.49
1000: $15.49
Shipping: $25.75, no guarantee below 35 degrees or over 90 degrees. Shipped same day if order placed before noon EST Mon-Thurs.

Millbrook Crickets
https://www.millbrookcrickets.com/
Base: Mississippi
500: $10.50
1000: $12
Shipping: $20.92, all conditions guarantee. Shipped same day if order placed before 3pm EST Mon-Thurs.

Petco Crickets
http://www.petco.com/product/12680/Live-Crickets.aspx
Base: unknown
1000: $29.99 ($22.99 if recurring order)
Shipping: $8.99 (shipping promotions do not apply). Ships next day from when order placed. Does not specify mode of shipping.

Premium Crickets
http://www.premiumcrickets.com
Base: Mississippi
100: $6.00
250: $8.75
500: $11.75
1000: $14
3000: $38
Shipping: $24-48, no guarantee below 30 degrees. Shipped same day if order placed before 2pm EST Mon-Thurs.

Timberline Crickets
http://www.timberlinefisheries.com/
Base: Illinois
500: $18
1000: $22.20
Shipping: $22.20, all conditions guaranteed. Shipped same day if order placed before 5pm EST Mon-Thurs.

**Always verify shipping information and pricing with the supplier directly as things may have changed since this information was posted.**

More information on crickets:
Crickets 101
Keeping Crickets in Bulk

Comments

Personally i use Armstrong for almost all crix. they are FAST to FL, and although ferret has listed their $15.95 shipping price, they often drop the price to just $5.95!! that might be old or a summer price, but i have seen them go back and forth between the two costs over the past few years.
 
I just listed what is on their website. In the summer a lot of places will offer reduced cost slower shipping options because the weather is better for shipping.
 
Once again thanks to all of you for the invaluable information. This is super helpful. Thanks for the cheat sheet.
 

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