Cave Crickets!! Newly Hatched
Posted 24 October 2009 - 03:28 PM
And no I don't know the exact species.
One of the adult females
Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:16 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:24 AM
I had mine brought up from the southern tip of IL.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:48 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:04 AM
Currently the group I have seems to be doing well and I'm getting lots of eggs. So I'm happy with the amount I have. If something happens and I lose my group I will definitely be looking for more.
You should catch some and keep them, they are really interesting!
Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:56 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:25 AM
I have them in a large kritter keeper (I've only got 6 or 7 crickets). Paper towel on the bottom, vertical egg crates to provide hiding places. A milk jug cap for a water dish, and another lid to keep a bit of fish food in. In addition to the fish food I give them apple, pear, carrot, grapes, salad mix, ect.. whatever I happen to be feeding that day.
I recently threw some oak leaves in to see if they would eat them, but they don't seem to have touched them at all.
For the eggs I keep a small cup of damp dirt in their enclosure, and every other day or so I dump the soil and eggs into a deli cup and give them fresh dirt to lay more in.
I'm keeping them and the eggs at room temp.
Edit: I forgot to say I also mist them each day
Posted 25 October 2009 - 12:59 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:40 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:09 PM
I had crawled into bed and was have asleep when I felt something crawling on me. I told my fiance that I thought something was in the bed he told me it was my imagination and promptly rolled back over and started snoring...some help huh. Well I convinced myself it was my imagination as well and tried to sleep. When I felt it for the first time I turn on the light and pulled all the covers off the bed...sure enough there was the damned thing under my pillow...
My response was what the f is that.
Now for someone who at one point had an intense fear of everything creepy crawly...I grew out of it...cept for the spiders...no spiders that was some creepy stuff. But now I'm over it cause their everywhere. Oh well you live you learn.
I'm located in Eastern Tennessee btw, so I don't know what species they are.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:02 PM
Also known as Tenodera.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:01 PM
The babies seem very hardy, I havn't lost any of them.
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