Pisces crickets can be added to the diet of many animals to help provide the protein and roughage they would naturally acquire in the wild. Crickets are also lively game to bring out the natural hunting skills of captive animals.
How to Feed
Placing the container in a refrigerator five minutes before feeding will slow down cricket activity.
Feed only enough crickets that will be eaten immediately, as escaped crickets may establish themselves under feeding containers or in the soil around the roots of plants.
These crickets could damage lizard eggs or newly hatched birds during periods of darkness. Vitamin & mineral supplements (gut load) can be sprinkled onto the crickets prior to feeding. This is particularly valuable for recently relocated, stressed or injured animals.
Storage & Care
Place a fresh piece of carrot every day or two into the container and Pisces crickets can be stored for about one week.
Avoid overcrowding and ensure sufficient food and water to prevent cannibalisation. For longer storage, place the crickets into a deep sided plastic or glass container with a tight fitting ventilated lid. Provide hiding places and a saturated sponge for water.
The best storage temperature for crickets is between 18C and 25C. It is essential that they are not exposed to poisonous fumes including pest strips and cleaning supplies.
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