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vgaines

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Well, I'm giving cricket breeding a go and so far no luck. I did find pin heads in my Crested Gecko's cage. Just my luck...lol Can't get them to breed but I put just a couple of crickets a month in for my crested to eat and now I have babies in his cage.:eek: I'm determined to be successful with cricket breeding so I'm not giving up yet....:rolleyes:
 

little leaf

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hang in there - it took me a while to get mine right - I raised several batches of "dirt" before I got the hang of it ;)
 

kgallego

Member
Well, I'm giving cricket breeding a go and so far no luck. I did find pin heads in my Crested Gecko's cage. Just my luck...lol Can't get them to breed but I put just a couple of crickets a month in for my crested to eat and now I have babies in his cage.:eek: I'm determined to be successful with cricket breeding so I'm not giving up yet....:rolleyes:

Try Dubia Roaches - better options for the following reasons:

  • Much easier to breed and care for.
  • Do not smell - at all (Crickets smell horrible).
  • If a dubia roach gets loose in your house, it dies. If a cricket gets loose, it ends up behind your refridgerator making noise for a month.
  • Dubia are more nutritious than crickets for your animals.
  • Dubia don't make noise or climb or jump.
 

vgaines

Member
Try Dubia Roaches - better options for the following reasons:

  • Much easier to breed and care for.
  • Do not smell - at all (Crickets smell horrible).
  • If a dubia roach gets loose in your house, it dies. If a cricket gets loose, it ends up behind your refridgerator making noise for a month.
  • Dubia are more nutritious than crickets for your animals.
  • Dubia don't make noise or climb or jump.

I'm also gonna give Dubia roaches a try. Along with my veiled and bearded dragon I also have a crested gecko and three fire bellied toads. I'm not sure if the Dubias would be small enough for the toads or if my crested gecko would eat them.
 

SaintJimmy

Avid Member
Try Dubia Roaches - better options for the following reasons:

  • Much easier to breed and care for.
  • Do not smell - at all (Crickets smell horrible).
  • If a dubia roach gets loose in your house, it dies. If a cricket gets loose, it ends up behind your refridgerator making noise for a month.
  • Dubia are more nutritious than crickets for your animals.
  • Dubia don't make noise or climb or jump.

I totally agree with kgallego!

I just bought 80 something dubias (approx) at the super show in pomona and I love them.

Monty loves them too. Do not smell at all and I can confirm they are much better than crickets.

Easy to catch and don't jump.
 

vgaines

Member
I totally agree with kgallego!

I just bought 80 something dubias (approx) at the super show in pomona and I love them.

Monty loves them too. Do not smell at all and I can confirm they are much better than crickets.

Easy to catch and don't jump.

Thanks for the response.... They may be easier for you to catch but I don't know about for me. I'll be using tongs. I still can't pick up a super worm..lol
All I can say is thank goodness they don't jump because if one ever jumped on me I would probably wet myself and scream so loud that my neighbors would come running...:eek:
 

kgallego

Member
Thanks for the response.... They may be easier for you to catch but I don't know about for me. I'll be using tongs. I still can't pick up a super worm..lol
All I can say is thank goodness they don't jump because if one ever jumped on me I would probably wet myself and scream so loud that my neighbors would come running...:eek:

Easier to handle than crickets - much easier. Dubia's and superworms are the best options for breeding staple feeders - by far!

When choosing an insect to breed and supply food for your reptiles, it's all about four things:

  1. Satisfies your reptile nutritional needs
  2. Easy to care for/breed
  3. Requires minimal amout of time and attention
  4. Doesnt cause a nuisance in your home

Dubia's and Superworms meet all of these criteria. I strongly recomend both.
 
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