Crickets -- Keeping them alive...

bugman

New Member
Hi all, not sure if you all have this problem but I go to these reptile shows and buy my crickets by the 1000 and most die in the first week so I did a little research on how to keep them alive and found this blog...

www.veiled-chameleon.com/weblog/archives/000258.html

Not sure if it will work but built a cage last night. Here are some pictures.

Materials used


Container Looks Like this when finished


I think it turned out pretty good let me know what you all think

I purchased it all at Home Depot and here is what it cost

One Container $4.98
One Tube of Adhesive $3.50
One Screen the kind for insects (Metal) $6.98
Scissors - had already
Utility Knife - Had already


Total cost about $15.50

If anyone else has built their own cricket cage please share with us here. Also any tips on how to keep them alive would be great! I am putting inot practice this persons perspective but am open to all so please share your success stories.
 

hondataeg6

New Member
This set-up works great. i have a container similar to this and have very little dead crickets. The only thing i would suggest it to not put the screen all the way to the bottom, leave at least 4". That way the crickets wont climb on the screen...
 

bugman

New Member
Hot Glue vs Liquid Nails

If you have a hotglue gun use it, instead of the liquid nails...
Was going to do that but hot glue breaks down so easy it does not last so I went with this which is for plastics and is kinda like a silicone base it is beaded up like a hot glue gun so all edges are sealed. I will post if there is any problems with it but seems to be working fine
 
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