Where do YOU get your crickets or what is a better buy?

MantisFTW

Member
Hi all, Ive been ordering my crickets in bulks of 1000 from Premiumcrickets.com ever since I got my first chameleon over a year ago, and I'm wondering if there is a cheaper place to order them. 1000 crickets at $25 every 2-2 and a half to maybe three weeks gets pretty pricey and its gone up since then too.

So I ask you guys where some of you personally get your own crickets! If there is no better buy then I'll deal with it lol. I just dont want to be spending more than I have to.
 

Yak

New Member
Hi all, Ive been ordering my crickets in bulks of 1000 from Premiumcrickets.com ever since I got my first chameleon over a year ago, and I'm wondering if there is a cheaper place to order them. 1000 crickets at $25 every 2-2 and a half to maybe three weeks gets pretty pricey and its gone up since then too.

So I ask you guys where some of you personally get your own crickets! If there is no better buy then I'll deal with it lol. I just dont want to be spending more than I have to.

I've heard Ghan farms are great. I order in Cali. healthy and active frm ReptileRealms
check em
 

MantisFTW

Member
Thank you, I will try these.

Yeah I know I'm probably just nit picking about prices, what can I say though, I'm a bargain shopper haha.

I'll take more suggestions if anyone has them.
 

Juancito

Member
Have you tried breeding them? I've done it my first time and am pleased there are at least a couple hundred :) I'm going to keep breeding them. no more buying crickets for this cheap Puerto Rican
 

MantisFTW

Member
I tried breeding once but it didn't work out. I don't have the right kind of soil (closest thing I had to use was coffee grounds-Louisiana soil just turns into sloppy mud when wet) and I can't keep it at the right moisture, its either over watered or just too dry.
 

Ventari

New Member
I've heard Ghan farms are great. I order in Cali. healthy and active frm ReptileRealms
check em

I can vouche for ghann's I get 1000 a week or so for my boss and myself to save on shipping they are great and have very little die off if you keep the bucket clean and them watered/fed
 

MantisFTW

Member
I looked at Flukers and Ghan Farms and they were either exactly the same price or more. Im sensing that I probably wont find anything better than what I already have, but thats fine though lol
 

MantisFTW

Member
The shipping for Ghans is more than Premiumcrickets though. Ghans and Premium charge exactly the same for the crickets, $14.99 for 3/4" or 10% winged, but the cheapest shipping for Ghans is $12.68 while Premium's is $9.77 (and its for 2 day). The difference isn't much but its still a difference, although the distance of the store to where I live probably has to do with it.
 

MantisFTW

Member
I can vouche for ghann's I get 1000 a week or so for my boss and myself to save on shipping they are great and have very little die off if you keep the bucket clean and them watered/fed

The shipping for Ghans is more than Premiumcrickets though. Ghans and Premium charge exactly the same for the crickets, $14.99 for 3/4" or 10% winged, but the cheapest shipping for Ghans is $12.68 while Premium's is $9.77 (and its for 2 day). The difference isn't much but its still a difference, although the distance of the store to where I live probably has to do with it.
 

Yak

New Member
I tried breeding once but it didn't work out. I don't have the right kind of soil (closest thing I had to use was coffee grounds-Louisiana soil just turns into sloppy mud when wet) and I can't keep it at the right moisture, its either over watered or just too dry.

have you tried eco soil? I put that in my frogs' tank
 

Juancito

Member
I tried breeding once but it didn't work out. I don't have the right kind of soil (closest thing I had to use was coffee grounds-Louisiana soil just turns into sloppy mud when wet) and I can't keep it at the right moisture, its either over watered or just too dry.

Really? I used eco earth loose coco subrate
 
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