House Cricket (Achetus domesticus)  

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MALE CRICKET achetus domesticus notice the lack of third "tail" (ovipositor)

 

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FEMALE CRICKET achetus domesticus notice  the third "tail" or ovipositor for laying eggs. 

  

 
laying boxes - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowTwo laying boxes in rearing container. The carrots are for hydration. The tiny specs in the egg flats and on the cotton are cricket hatchlings.

   

eggs - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowThis is a single cricket egg (the white spot on the dirt). You may need a magnifying glass to see it.

 

babies - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowThis cricket is only a couple of days old.  It is still almost transparent. When they first hatch, they are nearly clear, and about the same size as the egg. 

 

hatchlings - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowSeveral size hatchlings from 1-3 weeks old. They love the egg cartons.

 

babies in food - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowBaby crickets feeding on a mixture  of oatmeal, bran, and wheat germ.

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