Black Field Cricket Breeding

I'm in Idaho USA, and we have a native cricket (I THINK it's the Fall Field Cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus))... it's a black colored cricket. Anyway, I was able to get them all set up to mate and lay eggs, but I was never able to get the eggs to hatch. Is it because these crickets need to go through a winter phase first?


  • Seasons could probably be controlled by adjusting the temperature and/or humidity. Eggs should be kept in moist soil, and you might want to incubate them. In general, crickets would breed and hatch better if kept always in summer conditions. Try keeping the eggs in one location where they would lay them, and keep that location very moist and as warm as the rest of the cricket enclosure. Doing that might allow the eggs to hatch sooner.

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