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    cricket eggs

    hi i know this is a little long but plz read it


    i am a breeder of mealworms and i would like to breed crickets but i have not been succesfull i put moist coco bedding in a little tubbeware conatiner and leave it overnigth with my adult crickets and next morning i saw thousands of eggs then i put the little container ina a sepertae container in a room where it is liek 80 degrees and i wait and wait and wait an no crickets i have no clue why i wanan try something new i recently purchased an incubator and i wanna keep the eggs in an incubator at the right temperature which is higher than 80 i know that and like the las day jus take it out and let em hatch will this method work ???????????? also at wat temeparture should i keep the incuabtor at to get faster development off eggs and how long will it take to hatch at theat temp???????????
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    How long did you wait for them to hatch, and did you keep the container or enclosed area humid at all times that you were waiting for them to hatch? Both the required temp and humidity is required for the eggs to keep moist but not dry out. Also please try to type uot a little slower. I can't fully understand what you are saying 100 percent clearly.
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    I've only been breeding crix for a few months. But its slows down alot as it gets cooler. I put an egg box with moist peat or potting soil in and leave it for 3-4 days. I then take it out, label it, and stack them on the shelves (about 68-75). Recently I moved the boxes down a shelf to on top of my mounted fleourescents and have had 2-3 day quicker hatch rates but less of a yeild.

    From what I understand moisture in the soil medium is key, more so than temps. Try covering the eggbox while it is incubating to keep the moisture in. I only mist the soil once or twice during their incubation. If the coco isnt working you could try a different medium.

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    i have moisture in teh my box and its at 75 and tehy wont hatch its been 7 weeks
    and its closed if i keep the eggs in an incubator at 90 f will they hatch in a week ????????????
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    The eggs will probably melt. The key here after you have everything set up is the everyday responsibilities to keeping it going and PATIENCE.
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    wat temp should i keep the eggs at
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    plz answer my question
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    Keeping - Breeding Feeder Insects List Look in the cricket section, please.
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