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    Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    Ive tried dubia, but I still dont have a breeding colony going, Im feeding crickets for now. Im planning to order a box of 1000 small crickets. I refuse to keep them inside due to the noise and smell, what the coldest temperature they can be kept at. I know they need to be at warm temperatures to breed, but since they survive around here, even in temperatures close to 17 degrees at times, can they be kept outside without additional heat.






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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    cold temps will slow them down, and eventually kill them. if they can't move, they can't eat or drink. certainly won't breed. Even just fridge temps (40F) is enough to make them stop moving after half an hour. so you'd need to stay probably 50 or better to keep them alive. depending on what you are feeding them to, you may want to just freeze the batch. If your herp will eat them dead as easily as alive, I'd just gut-load and freeze the lot. If your herp requires them to be alive, you might be stuck with the noise and smell.
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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    I thought anything below 60*F would slow them down enough to prevent eating/drinking... I don't have a source to support this information though.

    Are your dubias not breeding at all? Are you heating the box?
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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    It's a bearded dragon, if he would take them frozen, and it was healthy, then I will consider it. I could probably just use a heat lamp to keep the temperatures at 50. The dubia arent breeding because I ordered young sub adults and feed them off to quickly, I need to just buy several adults and leave them alone.

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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    My crickets are kept at 65 but they eventually die after 2 weeks! A couple of them are picked off and then boom they all start dyinf
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    Feed the Dubia oranges... It's like Viagra for roaches! That and a little heat and they grow and breed in no time!
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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    How long would it take to turn 7 females and 3 males into a self sustaining colony.

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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    Quote Originally Posted by clemsonguy1125 View Post
    How long would it take to turn 7 females and 3 males into a self sustaining colony.
    Probs like 8 months
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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    Quote Originally Posted by clemsonguy1125 View Post
    How long would it take to turn 7 females and 3 males into a self sustaining colony.
    I would say a while, and depending on what reptiles you're feeding and the age of the reptile.
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    Re: Crickets in Cold Temperatures

    To get a colony going in a month or so, how many adult would you suggest I get,

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