House Cricket (Achetus domesticus)
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I fill these completely with damp potting soil or vermiculite. These measure
This nesting container is filled with damp vermiculite.
Notice the screen cover for the nesting container. This keeps the nesting medium
in and the crickets from digging out the eggs. this is also why I FILL the boxes
with the medium. I have two screen covers that I use in the colony, then I lay
the full cover over them when incubating.
This was taken from outside the colony. Notice the position of the laying container. It is touching the egg flats.
This allows easier access for the crickets.
Inside close-ups. Notice the ovipositor is inserted in the medium thru the
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