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Simple And Effective With Expert Cricket Breeding Techniques

Currently, crickets are popular thanks to their high nutritional composition and good effects in Eastern medicine. Therefore, many families have learned about them. Cricket farming techniques at home to make it simple but still effective, let’s find out below!

Crickets have a high nutritional content, so they are chosen as food in many restaurants and eateries
Crickets have a high nutritional content, so they are chosen as food in many restaurants and eateries

Cricket farming environment

This is definitely the first important thing I want to mention. When raising crickets, you need to have knowledge of their habitats, from which to have appropriate techniques.

Cricket cages are quite simple, you can use old pots and pans. The lid is usually a table cage, basket, perforated bucket lid, etc., as long as it can prevent crickets from jumping out but still ensures coolness and air circulation inside. Or if not, how to make a cage for crickets is not difficult, you can close the wooden pieces into a small box.

Cricket cages in bulk

During the day you can open the lid to expose the crickets to the air, but when it gets dark, you have to put the lid on because crickets often jump at night and also avoid being caught by other pets. In addition, you need to clean and dry the cage before releasing the crickets into it.

Cricket cages can be built to size depending on the number of breeding crickets
Cricket cages can be built to size depending on the number of breeding crickets

Depending on the purpose of raising, the size of the cage can change. If raising for breeding, choose a cage with a capacity of 40-50 liters for 10 male crickets, 30 female crickets and increase the capacity if you want to increase the number of breeding.

Mandatory accompanying livestock equipment are troughs, feeders, drinking water, usually simple objects, mainly using clam shells, porcelain, etc. Water poured into the trough is only about 0.5-1 cm high to avoid crickets die when falling in.

In the cage, you should have a thin bamboo root (can use a pot liner) or a foam mold for eggs. If raising young children, it is easy to use small eyes, while crickets with big eyes are used when raising adult crickets. The 45 liter cage gives 10 baskets.

The soil placed inside the trough should have a certain porosity, about 3-4cm thick, if the soil is too firm, mix it with ground coconut fiber to create looseness. Absolutely do not use soil with chemicals and ants.

Breed selection

Choosing breeds to raise should have a specific ratio: 1 male 2 female. Depending on the purpose of raising, the number of crickets can be increased or decreased accordingly. Usually if breeding crickets, the above ratio is reasonable.

To avoid confusion, you need to know the difference between male and female crickets:

  • The female crickets’ wings are more glossy and darker than the male crickets.
  • The abdomen of female crickets is larger than that of male crickets because of the eggs.
  • Female crickets have an egg-laying trough in the tail, which can be inserted into the ground and laid eggs.
  • Male crickets can call but female crickets cannot.
You need to choose crickets according to the ratio of 2 females to 1 male
You need to choose crickets according to the ratio of 2 females to 1 male

Food for crickets

What do crickets eat? Food for crickets is diverse, they can eat grasses (both hay and fresh grass), sweet potato leaves, papaya leaves, cassava leaves, water spinach, cucumbers, watermelon pulp, plant roots, … These ingredients are common and available in every family, so raising crickets at home is quite easy.

In addition, you should add finely ground bran for crickets and always pay attention to clean drinking water for crickets. Use a small water bottle to spray the barn to increase humidity in dry days. It is best to spray in the form of a mist.

Crickets can eat a variety of different foods
Crickets can eat a variety of different foods

Harvest crickets

After a period of rearing, it is time to harvest crickets. How to catch crickets in the cage is not difficult, you just need to use a nylon racket or a racket with really small eyes to catch it. The characteristic of crickets is that they jump high, so you only need a racket to be able to catch a lot of crickets.

Harvest crickets you can use a racket to catch
Harvest crickets you can use a racket to catch

Prevention for crickets

When raising any species you need to pay attention to disease prevention. For crickets, the most common disease is intestinal disease. The cause of this disease is because the density of crickets is too much, the environment is too hot and humid, the food and water are not changed regularly, so it is mixed with feces.

When you have an intestinal disease, the first thing you will notice is that the amount of food takes longer than usual. The crickets have watery, milky stools, and their antennae are broken. After about 7-10 days crickets will die. Because living in a cage, it is very contagious and difficult to treat. Therefore, you should keep the lips of the cage clean to avoid and prevent diseases for crickets.

Crickets are very afraid of ants, especially those that sting, so you need to make sure the cricket cage is free of ants, including black ants. A good living environment will help crickets grow healthy and reproduce evenly.

Above is the technical content of raising crickets we want to send for your reference. You can try your hand at implementing this breeding model. Good luck.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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