I found a baby mediterranean house gecko in my sink, went out and bought a 18x18x18 terrarium for it until it got stronger and let it go in the back yard. I dumped the 10-12 remaining crickets in the terrarium and after eating the eggs, drownings, squashing every escapee that climbs through an air vent, there are now about 60-70 pinhead sized crickets growing up. I even put the tank on the back porch with the doors/top open for 3 days and none of them wanted to run free.
I'm looking to get a much larger vivarium, probably this 36x18x36 Exo-Terra Glass Terrarium - Desert Reptile Terrarium and Glass Terrarium from petco.com with about a 10x10 water spot and a filtration system, some live plants, corkboard back with a few 'ledges' on it, a couple of hides and a sunning spot - but I'd like to get herps that eat insects and i'll just keep the smaller cage for feeder crickets as the main food (with some variety of course). Tossing the crickets into the back yard and switching to dubias wouldn't be a problem either.
What can be housed together? A garter snake and two green anoles? 2 leopard geckos and an american toad? A Corn snake and a pair of tree frogs? None of the above? Probably not possible but i'd like to get a small water snake and/or toad, a pair of geckos, maybe 2-3 water snails to feed off whatever ends up on the bottom. Variety.
I don't want to overcrowd the tank, and I don't want them to get stressed. And looking for herps that live around the same temperatures with diets that are close - that won't eat each other.