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    Elite Member MamaGwynn's Avatar
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    Buying Crickets in Bulk

    There's probably another thread about this right now, but I can't seem to find one.

    I need to start buying crickets in bulk. What is the best online source?

    If I'm using 6 dozen large crickets per week, how many should I buy & how long would they live?

    I really appreciate the help. Thanks!
    -Amanda

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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    I get from reptilefood.com

    Crickets live 8 weeks from start to finish, so don't buy more than your guy can eat. I would start out with 1000 medium crickets and see how that works for you, for they grow fast. Then alter from there. Its hard to figure it out right the first time.
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    And don't buy the cheapest you can find.
    Sometimes paying a little more gets you healthier ones that live a few more weeks.
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    eeewwwww crickets

    Just start a roach colony, just as easy to maintain/breed and they don't smell like the crickets do, and in my opinion saves money in the long run. I have spent a total of approx. $200 in the last year and that was for the colony and all food and water crystals that have been used (includes all the fresh fruits and veggies for gut loading)

    They also live for 12-24 months once they become adults and it takes approx. 5 months for them to grow to adults.
    Steve

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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    What kinbd of animals you have? because mealworms are a whole lot less smelly and dont make noise. Also you can get a colony going pretty easy
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    She has a Savannah monitor

    I agree with what has been said here, roach colony would be best, but if you buy crickets get 1000
    -Kat

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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    I've ordered from reptilefood.com as well and had great results.
    - Orca
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    Oh geez.. i was disgusted at the mess that 2 dozen made when id buy them.... 1000 would be so gnarly
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    Monitors tend to eat much larger amounts than leopard geckos! The thousand could go by very quickly
    -Kat

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    1.0.0 Ball Python (Maru)
    0.1.0 Common Boa (Nagini)
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    Re: Buying Crickets in Bulk

    Ye but still when 1000 crickets poop.... thats a ton of poop
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