How to Breed Crickets
So you want to know how to breed crickets?
It goes a little something like this:
1.) Find a female cricket
2.) Find a male cricket
3.) Put ‘em together
WAM! That’s it. Rocket science, eh?
Ok, just kidding! You knew that didn’t you? The reason I’m starting off this post this way is because obviously the concept of breeding crickets is quite simple in itself. It’s natural. You don’t have to convince Mr. and Mrs. Cricket that they want each other and you don’t have to tell them what to do. Mother nature has figured that part out for you as easy as 1-2-3. Crickets are in fact, some of the most natural and frequent reproducers on the planet. The common field cricket has a lifespan of only about 10 weeks maximum. In that short life, they have just enough time to achieve their one and only goal: successful reproduction. This is GOOD news.
So why, then, do so many people have a hard time breeding crickets?
The answer lies squarely on this one thing: environmental conditions. Many people set out to breed crickets thinking only about the natural process of mother nature, the easy 1-2-3. They Google around online and read a few things and think to themselves, “no problem, these are just insects”. In actuality, crickets are a very specific type of insect with very specific needs. If just one of these needs is neglected, the crickets fall ill and die way before they should.
How do you ensure that you meet their needs?
It is easier than you think. But before we get started, I’m going to ask you to erase everything and anything that you already have in your mind about it. Whatever anybody has already told you about breeding crickets, just forget it.
If you’re like me, or any other person who has thought of starting a cricket farm, you have a busy schedule and a life that you can’t put on hold just for the Mr. and Mrs. Crickets out there. You’ve got a hungry reptile pet or a burning desire to go fishing as many days of the week as possible. (Who can blame ya?) You work hard all day and you’ve got limited cash to spend. You want a fast and easy way to have your own cricket farm. You want freedom and independence.
Join me for a crash course into the world of crickets: Enter Here or forever hold your peace.
- JM Daniels
(just another fan of crickets and their lizard predators)
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