Whats a good website to buy live crickets from?

Benclark

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So I have just about had it with going to Petco almost every day to get low-quality, overpriced feeder crickets, so I'm open to suggestions for a reputable site where I can have a few hundred shipped to me. I do live in Connecticut so it can get pretty cold. Right now I have a 20 gallon or so container to store them in. Also, should I add a heat source for the crickets once I move them into the container?
 

nightanole

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keep in mind a few things: Odds are you will be buying 500 crickets, they only live 6-8 weeks from birth, so you want to buy a size or 2 smaller than normal, and then just feed more.

You dont need heat unless you are breeding. You do need a lot of ventilation. If you have them in a 20 gallon aquarium, that will not be enough airflow. They will all die from the ammonia build up (i coined the term farting themselves to death), so you will need a small fan to blow into the tank.
 

Benclark

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keep in mind a few things: Odds are you will be buying 500 crickets, they only live 6-8 weeks from birth, so you want to buy a size or 2 smaller than normal, and then just feed more.

You dont need heat unless you are breeding. You do need a lot of ventilation. If you have them in a 20 gallon aquarium, that will not be enough airflow. They will all die from the ammonia build up (i coined the term farting themselves to death), so you will need a small fan to blow into the tank.
Thanks so much! I'm looking for small crickets anyway so it should work out. I can definitely set up a fan to keep them from farting themselves to death.
 
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