Live Food Large Cricket Value Pack (200 Crickets)
These Cricket Value Packs are ideal for reptile enthusiasts who need lots of crickets, with the convenience of a container to keep them safe and secure. The sturdy, reusable, plastic box has a flip open hatch and removable lid. The packs come with plenty of hiding spaces and ventilation for maximum shelf life of the crickets. Please ensure that the crickets are regularly fed and watered with Gutload and Aquaload which is sold separately.
The Value Pack Containers are reusable for many purposes such as rearing hatchlings, housing insect pets, keeping portions of bulk insects or storing items around the home.
Pisces Crickets are Australia's premium crickets and have been used by zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, vets, animal carers, and families for over 20 years.
Crickets are a nutritious and natural addition to the diets of many animals. They are easy to use and are a wholesome livefood which helps to provide the protein and roughage animals would naturally acquire in the wild.
Crickets are also lively and the thrill of the chase brings out the natural hunting skills of captive animals which also provides enrichment.
How to Feed: If desired dust your crickets with Pisces Calcium, then grab a cricket with fingers or stainless steel feeding tongs. If they are too fast, you can place the cricket container into the fridge 5 minutes before you want to feed, it will slow the crickets down a bit. (Do not leave them in the fridge).
Only feed enough crickets that will be eaten immediately. Sometimes, escaped crickets may make a home for themselves in your animals' enclosure and may possibly damage lizard eggs or newly hatched birds during darkness. Some people prefer to have a separate smaller terrarium (e.g. Komodo Plastic Terrariums) to place their animals in when they feed crickets. This can make it easier, especially for babies or the elderly, to catch their crickets before they run away and hide.
Cricket Care and Storage: Pisces Crickets should be provided with fresh Aquaload and Gutload every few days. These water and food sources should be constantly available to maximize the longevity of the crickets and provide maximum nutrition to your animals.
Gutload is eaten by the crickets and then consumed by your animals before the cricket digests it providing a valuable boost of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals in addition to the nutrition in the cricket itself. This makes the crickets "Gutloaded."
Crickets prefer to be between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. Avoid poisonous fumes, pesticides, and cleaning supplies near crickets.
Please note that the numbers of crickets in the containers will vary slightly but should not be below the stated number.
Crickets are suitable for bearded dragons, blue tongue lizards, geckos, other reptiles, turtles, chickens, ducks and other poultry, fish such as cichlids, barramundi and oscars, wild birds, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes and othe insect eating animals.