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Maximus

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  • Anyone tried silica gel beads? Looks a good method for cold drying.
  • Well this is kinda hard count one by one. What you need is a precision scale so you can get a average count of crickets per gram. I have seen using that method of volume, but i dont like it since it may be harmful to pile all crickets on a test tube…
  • Another way to heat and have light is to use an array of lights, thats used on Christmas, you can prefer red color so it less annoy them. Do not use LED, incandescent bulbs are required to emit heat. Each bulb uses so small power (~0.2W) wont burn i…
  • Hello again someone breeding crickets have noticed this ? What can cause this on its tails and cerci, almost all of them showing this signs just simply go to a moist or water surface and just stay there until death comes. https://imgur.com/a/5ufBq
  • Would be interesting to suceed, looks to be a good project for genetics.
  • Based on my observations That looks normal on Gryllus or Acheta, they don't chirp too often as Gryllodes sigillatus, which can be chirping all day/night.
  • Want some heat? Just get old routers, modems, decos.. better if have flattened form and cant put below the box, or inside. Just take care of device holes wont be big enough to your bugs get in. Im sure them wont heat too much to cause burns, just ch…
  • I suspended raw veggies for now, i remember too last thing i gave was some fresh corn grains. Veggies come from supermarket, dunno much about its treatment. At least havent noticed more casualities until now. By the way, i have another hypothesis...…
  • If crickets start to eat carton... maybe something lacks on their diet... About substrate, there is a Cat Litter wich made from corn... they can eat it... it was good until it got infested of pretty small uknown bugs? and moths. Had to replace consi…
  • I was thinking on some mesh on the base to get rid of feces and a platform below, just like some birds cages, it must be about 2~3mm space, The issue comes with smaller ones. By the time i just clean manually or with a low power vaccum cleaner, cric…
  • My colony (G sigillatus), especially the adults. Even I clean them 1-2 times per week and no dead crickets, They have a smeel kinda srhimp with little ammonia. Thats an interesting fact how they behave and guard females. I have observed one or two …
  • Thanks for the info, however the nymphs were very clear pigmentation. If I got time would be interesting working on that microbiological essay to detect BT. In other times old crickets became darker especially on articulations many times lost segmen…
  • Well, i gave spinach and fresh lettuce, sometimes raw brócoli and peas. I just rinse them with water. I found a pair of crickets past week with that simptoms, just removed them. There is a way to detect if it's BT? However none of my older gen of cr…
  • Hello, I'm breeding crickets, got Gryllodes sigillatus which is quite common over here. I don't get what's the true reason of their disease, they start to move weird and kinda paralyzed. All them are nymphs less than 1 cm (quite few are pre adult n…