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Black Field Cricket

Black Field Cricket


Other name(s):
 Black Cricket; Field Cricket;
African Field Cricket; Two-Spotted Cricket;
Mediterranean Field Cricket

Scientific name: Gryllus bimaculatus

Habitat:  The Black Field Cricket is one of the most common cricket species raised as live feed for pet reptiles such as lizards, spiders such as tarantulas, and amphibians. Gryllus bimaculatus is native to tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Europe.

The Black Field Cricket can be purchased in tubs from breeders or pet stores, or can be raised by pet owners. "Gut loading" the feeder crickets with nutritious foods and calcium supplements prior to feeding them to the pet is typically done.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
large crickets, low cost
Challenging:
overall smell, raw overpowering, Cricket death rates, horrid
Interesting:
active cricket, bearded dragons, containers moist, egg cardboard, egg laying activity
Overall review
  • Currently 100
2.9 (7)
Smartwilliam
I have tried different types of insects as food for m...
Review by: Smartwilliam (24) February 14, 2016 16:01
  • Currently 100
2.75
RobWedderburn
The Black Field Cricket is a great source of food for...
Review by: RobWedderburn (84) January 30, 2016 04:03
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Travis A. Wooten
I have tried raising crickets in the past and have sw...
Review by: Travis A. Wooten (45) June 16, 2014 11:19
  • Currently 100
0.00
1 photo
SamDavis88
I've had a reptile obsession for years and after my t...
Review by: SamDavis88 (10) February 08, 2014 18:55
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
moshpidb
Hi community!I'm an owner of a bearded dragon and I h...
Review by: moshpidb (2) November 28, 2013 10:28
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo

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