House Cricket (Achetus domesticus)  

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Nesting container

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nesting box - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowI fill these completely with damp potting soil or vermiculite. These measure 4"x6"x2". 

 

 

nesting box upclose - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowThis nesting container is filled with damp vermiculite. 

 

 

nesting box with lid - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowNotice 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.

 

inside the colony - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowThis 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.

 

 

outside close up - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowOutside close-up 

 

 

top view - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up windowTop view

 

 

 

Inside close-ups. Notice the ovipositor is inserted in the medium thru the screen.

laying eggs - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up window laying eggs - click to enlarge - opens in a new pop-up window

 

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