What do you feed your crickets?

Hi everyone,

I couldn't find a topic on this, question so thought I would start one. I know the commercial industry for pets feeds crickets chicken layer mash/dog food etc, but is this ok for human consumption? Has anyone had experience feeding dog/cat/chicken feed to crickets and can tell a difference in their taste? Any alternative foods or tricks to make them taste better/different?

Thanks,

Alex

Comments

  • Mint fed to crickets is able to come through in their taste. Some producers for human consumption shift their cricket diet a week & a half before scheduled euthanization to more fruits & vegetables; among other items in Laos/Thailand it's often squash & in the west apples.

  • Hi, I'm also interested in commercial feed for crickets. I had been anticipating using Baby Chick Starter Mash or equivalent with 20% protein or more. I just got the ingredient for the Organic Chick Starter and found out it contains DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. I'm assuming this will be a problem since it is put there to kill insects in the feed?!

    Curious about other economical feed solutions are out there that will ensure consistency, be safe for human consumption and produce good tasting crickets?

    Thanks in advance! Joe

    Full ingredient list below, not sure whether there are other items on there to be concerned about? CORN, (ORGANIC) SOYA MEAL (ORGANIC) WHEAT, GRD (ORGANIC) LIMESTONE GRD SHELL ROCK #1 BULK (LIMEST DICAL PHOS OIL-SOY-MIXER (ORGANIC) DIATOMACEOUS EARTH SALT MASTERFEEDS 2KG LAYER PX DL-METHIONINE VEGPRO BALCHEM CHOL CHL 60% OG ALLZYME SSF

  • Hi joe, - Definitely avoid diatomaceous earth in insect feed & external contact. For specific sample products you can find at least Purina Cricket Chow & also Ghann's Cricket Chow.

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