The product which is being offered here is the high quality live Black Crickets (Gryllus bimaculatus). The crickets are one of the most popular feeder foods for our exotic pets such as reptiles, birds, amphibians, and insectivorous arthropods.
Black Crickets have similar qualities to Brown Crickets as live food and in nutritional terms are almost identical. Slightly larger than Brown Crickets they will withstand the high humidity required by certain reptile species better than the Brown Crickets. Black Crickets provide a highly nutritious diet for both birds and reptiles. Because Black Crickets are a European field species they are fairly hardy and travel reasonably well in moderately cold weather. However, the crickets may appear dead on arrival if temperatures fall below zero degrees Celsius in transit. If this should happen the crickets should be left in their shipping container and moved to a very warm room immediately. After 30 minutes the crickets should recover and can be handled and transferred to their storage container in a normal manner. Black Crickets are sold in a variety of sizes to suit all needs.
The crickets should be unpacked as soon as they arrive, transfer them into a suitable container. Cut several egg trays to suit your container and place them on their sides which provide an ideal space for the crickets to perch. Add a saucer of Progrub on the floor of the container, place some sliced carrot in to provide moisture, or if you prefer you can also provide drinking water or solid water gel. Crickets should be kept at an ideal temperature of 18°C – 22°C in a dark area. A good video guide showing and explaining the keeping and breeding conditions for this species can be watched here.
It is suggested that to ensure the freshness of this product that orders are placed on a weekly basis. We combine the shipping cost if you order more fish or other goods. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.