My main issue is they are small so I need to feed more of them, and they escape dishes and hide in the enclosure and my animals never find them. I don't doubt they're easiest to breed, I had like four successive generations in my bioactive leopard gecko enclosure until I managed to eradicate them.IDK, I’m team banded. The acheta could be meatier and no harm using them of course, but they are sooo much more of a PITA to breed and keep alive than bandeds. I always felt the bandeds looked healthier more often. I think the virus initially set the house crickets back and then people caught on to the overall convenience of bandeds. Plus bandeds tend to eat more IME(just my own observation).
I'm with you, I don't like the banded crickets. Too small and jumpy.I hate the banded crickets. Way too jumpy and too small. I have been breeding them, but they just don’t suit my larger chams very well.
Here in socal, I actually find banded crickets everywhere around houses. And my escapees have populated my garage- which my wife hates.
To each their own though. Banded crickets are just fine. I just find the larger crickets easier to handle and feed off.
Any tips on hatching S. nitens eggs? You're not doing a diapause, right?Yeah I should have some. Apparently the Oustalets in FL were eating a ton of lubbers, but I'm still too scared to test it out lol. All I know for sure is that they're non-toxic right after molting, until they harden and start eating again. So, that's the only time I feed them off.