Monday, September 14, 2015

Crickets, Crickets, And More Crickets!

Here's a couple of cricket updates, and a new species of cricket in my collection! To start things off, my two smallest Jerusalem crickets have molted, (at least the smallest one did), and have started to eat! So far they have been too timid to take on live prey, but they sure seem to like cat food. Here are some pics of one of them, as you an see it has a minor segment deformation, which does not seem to affect its health at all.

Secondly, here's an update on my Ceuthophilus cf. agassizii. There is a bit of cannibalism between my adults even though they have plenty of food, so I have less than I would like. However, the second generation (or F2), has begun, and I am seeing lots of new hatchlings in the cage! Here are some pics of an adult female and a tiny nymph.

And, lastly but not least, I caught a couple of field cricket nymphs, (Gryllus sp) today! They are both males, but I'll try to catch more before it gets too cold, hopefully I can catch some females. I have them in a round container with about an inch of coconut fiber and sphagnum moss as the substrate, some toilet paper roll pieces as hides, and some dead leaves for additional food/hides. I'll be feeding them cat food, fruits and veggies, the usual food choices. Anyway, here are some pics!

The cage
Anyway, hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I'll see you later! :)

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