Cricket Care 

Remove from shipping packaging ASAP - Open box over your housing container of choice and gently shake crickets out.

  • Housing: At least a 20L plastic tub (50L easily houses 50-100 adult crickets) or similar container with smooth sides to prevent escape. Crickets cannot climb smooth surfaces.

  • Temperature: Store at room temperature, between 15°C to 25°C.

  • Substrate: Do not provide substrate Crickets will do best without.

  • Food: Provide vegetables for added nutrients and hydration. No additional water is needed, but always provide fresh veggies. Sliced carrot or potato is recommended.

  • Feeding out: Cardboard egg cartons provide a dark place for insects to congregate and can make easier collection for feeding. Aim to feed out crickets of your size within 2 weeks.

  • Avoid damp environment full stop.

Black Soldier Fly Larvae Care/ Hermetia Illucens Larvae

Keep larvae in the compostable shipping container for upto 2 weeks with minimal, if any, care.

  • Temperature: Store at room temp. Larvae will develop faster in warm temperatures. 10°C - minimal development vs. 20°C - rapid development

  • Substrate: Keep larvae in shipping medium. If substrate dries out add several drops of water.

  • Food: No additional food or water needs to be added to the housing container.

  • Feeding Out: Sieve off substrate and/or pick out larvae, then feed out. (Optional for extra clean - Place larvae in a sieve and rinse with lukewarm water, then feed out). Aim to feed out all larvae within 2 weeks.

  • Feed darker grubs first as they are more advanced/developed. Otherwise if left for 1 - 2 weeks, flies may emerge (can be very difficult to hatch! Flies themselves are great frog food).