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How to Raise Your Own Crickets: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
I to found it expensive to buy crickets in small tubs from the pet shop, plus they were usually not in very good condition, and mostly dead or dying if I didn't manage to get to the shop on the day they were delivered. I now order on line at a time. They come very well boxed and all in top condition. Also grub food, and digestive biscuit crunched up. When given to our dragon, they are coated in calci dust. They last much better and grow whilst they are kept. You would need the same set up with a place where they can deposit there eggs to breed, but then you would have to keep the small ones away from the rest to grow.
The maximum age for a mantis depends on its species. Large species generally live longer than small species. Also females generally live longer than males. When buying a praying mantis nymph, it will take between 4 and 6 months to reach maturity and when adult is will live for another 3 to 8 months.
Crickets are medium-sized to large insects. Like their relatives the grasshoppers and katydids, they have chewing mouthparts, and their back legs are larger and stronger than than the other two pair. They have rounded heads, antennae that are long and thin, and their wings bend down on the sides of their body. Unlike katydids, crickets often look flat, or at least the top of their body is flattened. Most crickets are brown, but some are black and some tree crickets are green with whitish wings.